Lifeguards Who Went On To Become Famous

Grand Benders, Juan The Lifeguard

If you’ve watched GRAND BENDERS Episode 2 – storms, you’ll know that Juan, Grand Bend’s head lifeguard is also an aspiring DJ.

He’s not alone in his pursuit of greater glory.

Here are some former lifeguards who went on to become famous:

Sean ConnerySean Connery

Before he became known as Agent 007, one of the many odd jobs that actor Sean Connery had was as a lifeguard at the Portobello Swimming Pool in Edinborough, Scotland.




Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood

Before becoming an actor, Clint Eastwood worked briefly as a lifeguard at Beaver Lake outside of Seattle, WA. When he was drafted into the U.S. Army, his lifeguard certificate got him appointed as a life-saving and swimming instructor.



Jake Gyllenhall

Jake Gyllenhall

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (“Brokeback Mountain” “Donnie Darko”) worked as a lifeguard on Martha’s Vineyard. “It was pretty tame. Occasionally I’d pick up the lifeguard buoy and run down the beach, Baywatch-style, like something was actually happening.”




Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

Film legend Jack Nicholson worked as a lifeguard when he was 17 years old in Bradley Beach, NJ.




Ronald Regan

Ronald Reagan

Actor and 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan began work as a lifeguard in 1926 at Lowell Park, near Dixon, IL. He was credited with saving 77 lives during the seven summers that he worked there.




Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

During his first year of college in South Fallsberg, NY, rocker Gene Simmons (bass player and founding member of the band KISS) worked as a lifeguard at the Pines Hotel swimming pool.




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