Job Code: WE

Lifeguard (Certified) - Opening/Daytime

Category: Aquatics
Location: West Toledo YMCA

Job Type: Part-Time


General Function:

To ensure the safety of all swimmers and observers in the pool area, while maintaining a clean and fun environment. 

Job Segments:

  1. Be on deck and ready to lifeguard on time.
  2. Ensure that all swimmers follow pool rules and policies.
  3. Follow opening and closing procedures.
  4. Never read or do homework while someone is in the pool.
  5. Take chemical readings and record on chemical log sheet at specified times (see log sheet). These are state required records!
  6. Find and secure your own substitute when needed, complete Sub Request Form, and turn in to your supervisor for approval.
  7. Check board daily in the guard office to keep up to date and informed of upcoming events.
  8. Demonstrate Responsibility, Respect, Caring & Honesty towards members, guests, co-workers, and supervisor at all times.
  9. Maintain a clean deck at all times.
  10. Maintain your physical ability to perform rescues. Attend all trainings and swim/record 500’s weekly
  11. Ensure storage room is kept clean and equipment is stored properly.
  12. Put in and take out lane and safety lines as needed (according to pool schedule) and store properly when not in use.
  13. Know the pool schedule so the pool can be set up appropriately.
  14. Read and understand evaluation criteria (attached and posted in guard office).
  15. Perform any unique duties requested, as deemed appropriate, by your supervisor.


Available hours: 

Must be available to work a minimum of two days per week from 5:00 am to 9:00 am, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.


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.


Send resume or letter of interest electronically by December 1, 2019 to: Kathy LaFountain at

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