Recreation & Wellness Center

Department Mission: 

Campus Recreation’s mission is to enhance lives by providing outstanding recreational opportunities and experiences for the diverse UMSL community.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Recognize and respond quickly and effectively in emergencies.
  • Provides emergency care as required until emergency medical services arrive.
  • Prevent accidents and minimize or eliminate hazardous conditions.
  • Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment.
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations.
  • Perform chemical tests to maintain proper water chemistry and documentation.
  • Complete records and reports.
  • Participate in monthly in-service training.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary
  • Maintain current American Red Cross certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Maintain fitness level
    • Swim 300 yards continuously using either front crawl or breast stroke with rhythmic breathing.
    • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps in 1 minute 40 seconds or less.
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Early morning and midday availability needed



Required Training Dates:

Tuesday, April 23
April 24-May 1 (one day)
August 14-15