What is it Like to Work at a High-End Country Club?
At Cooksey’s Lifeguard and Swim Academy, a majority of our lifeguards will work for us as contracted lifeguards at private clubs. All of the private clubs that we work at are very high end. Because of their status, and the status of their members, it is both an amazingly rewarding and tricky place to work. There are a lot of perks to working as a private lifeguard for one of our lifeguard contracts. At most of our contracts there is free food provided by the clubs. The food is very good, and the lifeguards can eat one meal as many days as they work. Being a lifeguard at a private club also means you get to meet and talk to/make connection with very high-profile people. This is also where the tricky part comes in; a lot of our lifeguards are asked not to come back because they are talking too much with members/not paying as much attention to the pool as they should be. There is a big difference between building relationships/connections and overstepping boundaries. Lifeguards need to be careful and know that they are constantly being watched and judged by the members at our private clubs. But if the lifeguards stay on task, they will be rewarded with all of the perks of working at an awesome place, with awesome people!