Private Party and Event lifeguards
What to Expect as a Lifeguard at a Private Pool Party
All the information that you need for the private event will be in the when I work app, along with the customers name and phone number. If you need to get a hold of the client at all, such as if you have trouble finding the event or will be a bit late, it is your job to call them with the information we put on the app. ￼Once at the location, knock on the door and be sure to introduce yourself.
It’s important to be friendly!
Have them take you to the pool and ask them if there are any rules other than the normal ones that they would like you to enforce. Keep in mind ALL normal rules MUST be enforced by us, whether the owners want them to be or not. Ex: no diving in the shallow end of the pool.
If there’s time before people arrive, ask if they need help with anything.
During the party you should be in lifeguard mode the entire time. You must never take your eyes off the pool. You must be enforcing all rules at all times. Make sure you are standing when kids are in the pool unless it is a party of four or more hours, in which case you can sit 30 and stand 30. If they ask you if you’d like to eat, you can do so once the pool is CLEAR, or if the OWNERS watch the pool for you while you go eat. If neither of these things are possible, you can take some home with you at the consent of the owner. When your shift is about 5 minutes before ending, you should ask the owner if they would like you to clear the pool completely or let the kids stay in. If there are kids in the pool, do not leave the area to find the owner, just ask someone politely to find them for you.
Just remember they are hiring you to be a lifeguard and keep their pool safe! So be friendly, stay vigilant, enforce all pool rules, and SAVE THOSE KIDS.￼
What to do if the Client Asks You to Stay Later.
If the owner of the event asks you if you are able to stay later, and you are able, you must text the company line at 731-617-9461 right away with the time that the party was supposed to end, and the time that it will now end. This is crucial to protect yourself from liability. When you let us know that your party will go longer, we make sure to add that time onto our policy so that you are protected. If you do not do this and an accident happens, all liability will be on you, personally. If the owner asks how to pay for the extra time, let them know it will be ran with the remainder of their payment or if they paid online they will need to call us right away to leave their card information to run the additional hourly fee. Make sure that the owner knows whatever money they ever give a lifeguard is a tip, lifeguards do not accept hourly payments.
What to Bring to a Private Party?
What you need to bring to a private event or pool party that you are working at. You must wear your complete lifeguard uniform (including sunglasses), a rescue tube, and a fanny pack with a basic first aid kit and a rescue mask. You can use your own tube and fanny pack. If you do not have any of these items you can rent them from the company while you are a lifeguard. Please check the website for the fee rates. If you are working for Cooksey’s the whole summer you will get any fees returned to you after you return the equipment. Please note that damaged equipment will not be reimbursed when you are done lifeguarding. To rent the equipment you can text or call the company line at 7316179461 or you can show up to one of our equipment rental days during the summer. If you have any questions on this don’t hesitate to ask, we are here to help make your work experience be an enjoyable one. Lifeguard make sure you are always proactive, and to save those kids.