Year -Round Full Time Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

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Job Description

Be a leader and save lives - Buehler YMCA is now hiring a full-time, year-round lifeguard/swim instructor! 

Salary range is $16-$19.00 per hour.  *New hires will receive a $300 sign-on bonus upon achievement of your lifeguard/swim instructor certification, provided you are an active employee working as a lifeguard at the time of payout. 


Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including: 

  • Paid Training and Free Lifeguard classes
  • Complimentary Family YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs
  • Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities
  • Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees 
  • Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund 
  • Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!
Essential Functions
  • Provide a high-level of customer service to members, program participants and guests at all times
  • Supervise and guard the pool and aquatic facility and ensure participants adhere to all YMCA aquatic guidelines and procedures.
  • Examine injured persons and administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment.
  • Perform appropriate water rescues, when necessary, using rescue techniques and equipment.
  • Contact emergency medical personal in case of serious injury.
  • Actively participate in obtaining further water safety certifications.
  • Attend all in-service trainings and staff meetings as scheduled by supervisor or center leadership team.
Required Certifications
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must successfully complete the America Red Cross Lifeguard Certification training.
  • Must complete the YMCA's Lifeguard certification program or have current YMCA or American Red Cross certification and current First Aid, AED, CPR, and Oxygen Administration certifications.
  • Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200 lb. person and meet other physical requirements required for job certification. 
  • Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations to assure the safety of all swimmers.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid effectively.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements based on the job description: the YMCA will accommodate reasonable accommodations for persons with disability.