Job Code: ARO


Category: Aquatics
Location: Multiple Sites

Job Type: Part-Time


This position supports the work of the YMCA, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


  1. Be in chair and ready to lifeguard on time. Be alert and attentive while in your chair/on duty.
  2. Ensure that all swimmers and divers follow pool rules and policies.
  3. Wear staff uniform at all times while on duty.
  4. Follow opening and closing procedures.
  5. Fill out accident/incident reports for any accident, no matter how minor
  6. Never read or talk to friends while in your chair.
  7. Responsible for all scheduled shifts.  Find and secure your own substitute when needed, this is your responsibility.
  8. Demonstrate Responsibility, Respect, Caring & Honesty towards members, guests, co-workers, and supervisor at all times.
  9. Maintain a clean deck at all times. Report any unsafe conditions to necessary personal.
  10. Conduct yourself in a professional manner, remember you are a reflection of the YMCA.
  11. Maintain your physical ability to perform rescues. Attend all trainings.
  12. Ensure storage room is kept clean and equipment is stored properly.
  13. Read and understand evaluation criteria.
  14. Personnel will be required to attend at least 2 hours of in-service a month to keep skills current.
  15. Be prepared to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
  16. You will be required to work one weekend shift (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) per month.
  17. You are required to work at least 10 hours per week or 2 shifts per week.
  18. Perform any unique duties requested, as deemed appropriate, by your supervisor or any other supervisor on duty.


A YMCA lifeguard must possess and keep current the following certifications at all times: 

  • Lifeguarding,
  • Adult/Child/Infant CPR (Professional Rescue or Healthcare Provider),
  • First Aid, Oxygen Administration, and AED.  

Have an understanding of facility policies, procedures, and rules.  Possess leadership qualities and a strong work ethic.

We have openings at multiple locations for this position.