People of all ages and backgrounds come to the Y learn to swim, for water safety education, and to meet their health and wellness goals in the pool. Lifeguards are essential to ensuring a safe environment for those individuals. The lifeguard creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while promoting and maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas. 9am - 4pm

Join a forward-thinking non-profit organization in furthering our mission to provide programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all!


  • Maintain constant surveillance of the pool area
  • Know/review all emergency procedures and respond to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Complete related reports as required
  • Maintain effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff
  • Know, understand, and consistently apply safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area
  • Perform equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed
  • Check the pool for hazardous conditions
  • Perform chemical testing at appropriate times of the day, as required, and take appropriate action



  • 1-2 years' related experience preferred


  • Some high school required
  • Coursework in lifeguarding and/or water safety preferred


  • Lifeguard certification required
  • Basic life support or professional rescuer CPR/AED, first aid, and emergency oxygen administration required

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