Not Just for Teens - Learn How You Can Become a Lifeguard

One of the lifeguards at  Research Park.Being a lifeguard may have been the summer job in our teen years, and it can still be a great part-time opportunity for adults. 


Did you know:

  • The UW Health Sports Medicine Center at Research Park pools must have a working lifeguard whenever the pools are open. That is 93 hours every week! During many hours we need to have two. So, we’re always on the lookout for potential new lifeguards.
  • Our lifeguards come from all age ranges (college students to seniors)
  • Many adults with swimming experience can be trained to pass the swimming components of lifeguard certification
  • Lifeguard shifts typically run 2-4 hours
  • The most rapidly growing demographic of our lifeguards are adults

Adults love lifeguarding here for many reasons:

  • Flexible part-time hours
  • Healthy, positive and supportive co-workers
  • We offer a calm, quiet atmosphere

Sound interesting? Do you think that you’d like helping other adults stay physically active and healthy? Wondering if it’s a good fit for you?


Free Informational Session - June 4


Join us for a free informational session to learn if lifeguarding is right for you.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Conference room 1111a (Front conference room)

  • Learn whether part-time lifeguarding might be a good fit for you
  • Meet a few of our guards and learn more about lifeguarding at our Fitness Center
  • Learn about upcoming lifeguard training/certification opportunities
  • OPTIONAL – Enter the pool and have Dianne Lahey (lifeguard instructor) to experience the skills and equipment used during lifeguarding. Bring a swim suit if you'd like to participate in this portion.

To register, please complete the following information:




Can’t make it to this session but would still like to find out more about lifeguarding here? Contact Dianne Lahey, at or (608) 265-8350 ext.1.