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Ready to dive into an exciting, one-of-a-kind opportunity? When it comes to your work, do you want to do more than just get your feet wet? At our water park, you'll play a key role in helping us deliver a memorable and positive experience for our guests. If you're passionate, positive and hard-working, wed love to have you join our team!

Join us at Aquatica for one of our upcoming Open Call Lifeguard Swim Tests on Thursday or Saturday! Apply on our careers website to schedule a date! 

Please note: You must be at least 16 years or older and have 2 full days of availability for consideration for this role.

(Ambassador Entrance) – 5800 Water Place Way, Orlando, FL 32821

Please report to the Aquatica Ambassador entrance at the security gate. Enter from International Drive at the team member/service entrance which is located between Sea Harbor Drive and Central Florida Parkway. You will drive past the security gate on your left and park in the team member lot on your right. If you have any questions or concerns please contact (407) 370-1637.

Bring with you:

  • Photo ID (Government/State Issued Only)
  • If you are a minor, your guardian must be present (or previously signed SeaWorld waiver form)
  • Swimsuit (Arrive with your swimsuit on underneath comfortable clothing)
  • Goggles (Optional – Applicants can wear during select exercises)
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes
  • Bottled water or sports drink to stay hydrated

Swim Test Requirements:

Lifeguard (Can guard any depth of water):

Exercise #1 – 300 Yard Swim
Swim must be continuous. First 100yd must be front crawl, second 100yd must be breast stroke, and third 100yd can be a combination of both. Swimming on the back or side is not permitted.

Exercise #2 – Water Tread
Tread water for 2 minutes with hands underneath the armpits.

Exercise #3 – Brick Timed Event (1 minute, 40 seconds)
Swim 20 yards using front crawl, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water within 1 minute and 40 seconds.

  • Participant must hold 10-pound object with both hands, placing the brick on his or her chest, and must keep his face above the water. Time is stopped when they return to starting point.

Shallow Water Guard (Can guard up to 5 ft of water):
Position only available at Aquatica

Exercise #1 – 100 Yard Swim
Swim must be continuous. First 50yd must be front crawl; second 50yd must be breaststroke. Swimming on the back or side is not permitted.

Exercise #2 – Water Tread
Tread water for 2 minutes with hands underneath the armpits.

Exercise #3 – Brick Timed Event (50 seconds)
Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, submerge 4 feet, retrieve brick, return to the surface and walk 20 yards with the brick. Must be completed in 50 seconds.

Aquatic Attraction Guard (Can guard up to 3 ft of water):
Position only available at Aquatica

Exercise #1 – Water Competency Sequence Test
Step into the water from the side and totally submerge. Recover to the surface, then maintain position for 1 minute by treading water or floating. Rotate one full turn, and orient to the exit. Level off and swim on the front or back 25 yards.

Exercise #2 – Brick Timed Event (50 seconds)
Starting in the water, walk or swim 20 yards, submerge 3 feet, retrieve brick, return to the surface and walk or swim 20 yards with the brick.

Who we’re looking for:

We’re seeking friendly and energetic individuals to provide exceptional guest service in a variety of areas. Your positive attitude and can-do spirit will make all the difference as you help create positive, lasting memories for our guests.

We have a simple formula for having an amazing, memorable time – just add water! Come make a big splash with us at Aquatica Park
or Discovery Cove! No experience- No worries as PAID on the Job training is available and American Red Cross Certification is PAID!

What you get to do:
As a Deep or Shallow Water Lifeguard, you’ll be that extra set of eyes and ears that enable guests to relax and have fun. In addition to monitoring swimming areas and helping guests in distress, you’ll greet and interact with guests, answer questions and resolve guest issues. You will:

•Interact with guests while implementing park safety guidelines
•Monitor all park waterways and respond to guests in distress
•Maintain the cleanliness of your area
•Participate in American Red Cross and SeaWorld audit processes
•Attend in-service meetings and cross-train to work in other park areas
•Practice safe work habits, including the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

What it takes to succeed:
•You must be at least 16 years of age
•You will need to successfully complete the Deep Guard or Shallow Guard swim test, including 100-300 yd. continuous swim, underwater object retrieval, water tread, etc.
•You must successfully pass the company provided and paid American Red Cross certification trainings to include CPR and AED
•You must pass regular swim tests and in-service/safety audits
•You must be comfortable with heights and diving into water
•Strong English language communication skills
•You must be able to work varied schedules, including nights, weekends, and holidays


The perks of the position: Ambassadors will enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment, and great teammates, as well as:

  • FREE park admission
  • Discounts on park admission tickets and passes for family and friends
  • Park discounts on food, merchandise, etc.
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Exclusive employee events and giveaways

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