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Why should you travel to the USA as a lifeguard?

What are the benefits of being a lifeguard?

Respected profession

First Aid knowledge

The opportunity to discover the culture of the USA

English skill practice

Unforgettable summer

Difference between the pool and the beach lifeguard

During the season, 500 lifeguards traveled with us to the USA – 50 of them chose to work on the beach. This shows how popular the program is among university students. The Pool Companies are located on the east cost of the USA.

The pool lifeguard is responsible for the whole swimming pool as well as the contentment of the patrons. Beach lifeguards save lives on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, which is why they must have outstanding swimming and English skills.

We co-operate with 15 employers who we know personally thanks to our long-term relationships. Some of the companies are bigger than the others, but you will be able to choose one from our catalog without a doubt.



The pay for your work

The pay rate always depends on the employer. The general pay rate per hour is about 12 – 15 USD. Working time is around 40+ hours a week. If needed, your employer can ask you to work overtime, which is rewarded higher. (Some of the employers are classified as seasonal, so they might not act on it).


Most of the employers provide accommodation from your first day in the USA on their own premises or arranged apartments. The accommodation at some of the locations (New Jersey, Ocean City, Myrtle Beach) is not provided – students have to find a place on their own with our help and recommendations.

Requirements for the program

Student of a university

Age 18+

Upper-intermediate English level


Czech-us Enrollment Fee

Date of contract signingEnrollment Fee
until November 305.500 CZK
until December 305.500 CZK
until January 316.500 CZK
until February 296.500 CZK
from 1 March6.500 CZK

The fee includes:

  • Assistance with the DS-2019 application
  • Ensuring the valid application of Job Offer
  • Sending the program application to the USA
  • Predeparture orientation
  • Assistance with the visa application at the US embassy
  • Assistance service during your stay in the USA


Fee for the Visa Sponsorship is 1100 USD (+ sevis)

The amount is based on the cost of the visa sponsor.

The fee includes:

  • DS-2019 application from the visa sponsor – authorisation to work legally in the USA
  • Health INSURANCE for  the duration of the DS-2019
  • A virtual orientation from the visa sponsor before the flight to the USA
  • Nonstop assistance service of the visa sponsor during your stay in the USA


Lifeguard certification for American Red Cross 11.000 CZK

To be able to work as a lifeguard, it is necessary to have a valid Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED certificate. This certificate is valid for 2 years, but employers insist on a yearly CPR/AED retraining.

Some of the employers require pool chemistry knowledge, which is why we offer a course of a Pool Operator to the students. You will obtain this license in the USA right after passing the test – the conditions are different, depending on the location and requirements of the employer.


Additional fees

SEVIS fee $35
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (=SEVIS). A database of students which allows the American side to know the exact information about foreign citizens located in the USA.

US embassy fee $185
Fee for the visa issuance.

Flight ticket
Not included in the fee list, but it is an additional expense. The purchase of a return flight ticket depends entirely on you.

Are you interested in the program? Sign up for the program

Any questions?

Contact program coordinator:

Renata Brown

Renata Brown

Koordinátor WaT USA

+420 734 445 646


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