Programs / Work and Travel Summer / Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park Resort : Lifeguard (Summer 2025: Promotion Locations)

- Shallow/Deep Water Lifeguard
$14.00 per hour
Average 32 hours per week
Start Date
May 7 - June 25, 2025
End Date
August 20 - September 7, 2025
Housing Information
Housing Deposit Required
Transportation to work
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Mt. Olympus is the world’s largest Theme Park and Water Park Resort, with almost 1,000 guest rooms, camping sites, tree houses, and villas.

There’s something for everyone here at Mt. Olympus Theme Park and Water Park Resort. In addition to our 44 slides and water rides, our 200 acre outdoor park features 5 Rollercoasters and 8 go-kart tracks, plus golfing in the fall and skiing and tubing in the winter. Also, our 120,000 square foot indoor park offers water slides, Go-Karts and attractions year-round! 


Shallow/Deep Water Lifeguard

◾A great way to start your journey of becoming a certified lifeguard is to be conscious of the exact responsibility of a lifeguard. The foremost duty of a lifeguard is simply to supervise and guard all waterfront activities by any means necessary. Surveillance of any ongoing aquatic activities in your designated area is crucial to ensure you are ready to respond to any potential emergencies. This is where lifeguard training comes in handy, as CPR will be necessary in a dire situation. Aside from the safety of pool patrons, you will also find yourself taking care of your respective facility. This involves conducting daily checks of the surrounding pool areas for any hazards and safety issues, ensuring complete cleanliness and protection.
◾Provide friendly customer service to waterpark guest, maintaining the standards of performance, service, hospitality, cleanliness, and safety in the pool/waterpark, responsible for communicating with guest on resort amenities and procedural standards.
◾It is important to make sure that the parks are clean for our guests. It will be required every shift to help clean up the waterparks, this includes-sweeping, picking up garbage, changing out the trash bags, making sure the tables are arranged nicely, stacking tubes, cleaning tables, and any other tasks necessary.
◾This is a physical job. You must be able to do the following:

  • The ability to stand for long hours at a time
  • The ability to kneel, crouch, and bend.
  • The ability to see and respond to dangerous situations.
  • The ability to work in unpredictable weather: rain, wind, cooler and hot temperatures.
  • The ability to wear personal protective gear correctly most of the day: sunglasses, sunscreen, hats, and drink tons water!

◾Please understand that there is chlorine in the pools to maintain a clean environment for you and the guests. Chlorine is used in swimming pool water to kill harmful bacteria. Chemicals like chlorine and bromine are added to swimming pools to fight germs. Swimming without them could be like swimming in a petri dish, exposing people to all sorts of potentially nasty microbes.
◾Chlorine and other cleaning chemicals are used specifically to kill bacteria on surfaces in the waterparks. Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be available when using or being around these chemicals. All chemicals must be used properly, so it does not cause any harm to you, your co-workers and guests.
• Various other hotel job duties as assigned.
• If an employee would like more hours or is needed in other departments there may be hours available in other departments.
• Students should be flexible enough to work in as many of the positions as possible.
***Information is subject to change and/ or update***

  • Swim distance using front crawl (freestyle) or breaststroke without resting: 100 yards
  • Feet-first surface dive, retrieve a 10-lb. brick, and bring it to the surface
  • Tread water without using arms for 1 minute
  • Lifeguards monitor pool areas and assist guests going down slides and tube rides.
  • Must be capable of lifting at most 30lbs
  • Shallow water guards work in 4 feet of water or less and must be able to swim at least 25 yards.
  • Deep water guards must be able to swim 500 yards.

Shallow guards work in 4 ft of water or less and must be able to swim at least 25 yards. Deep guards must swim 500 yards. Employer deducts certification classes from your check and based on merit will be partially refunded if you work until job end date

Supplies Required
Uniforms provided at cost and deducted from employee’s paycheck. Uniform cost depends upon the position and could be from $15 to $100. Uniform must be kept CLEAN! If your uniform is dirty or smelly you will be required to buy a new one.