Lifeguarding at MTSU

Certified lifeguards are critical to a safe aquatic environment, and we take great pride in training our aquatic staff at Campus Recreation. If you have been a lifeguard or want to train to become one, read this important information, follow the directions below, and apply today!

5 Reasons to Be a Lifeguard

  • Be a hero! You can literally help save lives in an emergency.
  • Help people have fun and prevent emergencies in aquatic spaces.
  • Act as a role model for younger people.
  • Actively keep your community safe.
  • Get paid to keep up your skills and stay fit!

I Want to Be a Lifeguard! Now What?

We only train and hire American Red Cross (ARC)-certified lifeguards. The requirements are that you must:

Join Our Team!

Working at Campus Recreation provides many great benefits to lifeguards like you, including:

  • Student-friendly, flexible work schedules
  • Shifts available at indoor and outdoor pools
  • Lower training costs (only pay the cost of the training)
  • Access to the Campus Rec facility (weight room, basketball courts, etc.)
  • Opportunities for advancement and leadership
  • Build your resume and credentials


Submit an application with applicable experience, accomplishments (work-related or school-related), and current certifications. Upon submission of documents, contact Pam Footit to set up an appointment time for the facility lifeguard skills test. 



                NAME: Pam Footit

                PHONE NUMBER: (615) 898-2255


                FAX: (615) 898-5568



Download an official application or pick on up at the Campus Rec office. 


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Office Phone
615.898.2104 (8am - 5pm)
Main Entrance


Mailing Address
P.O. Box 556 
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Physical Address
1848 Blue Raider Drive
Murfreesboro, TN  37132