Work by the pool and spend your free time hiking, biking, and exploring the mountains when you work as a lifeguard at YMCA of the Rockies!
Job Description

YMCA of the Rockies Lifeguards will explain safety rules to patrons, warn them about unsafe situations, and enforce policies on showers and proper attire. Lifeguards ensure the safety of patrons in the facility by preventing and responding to emergencies. You will play an instrumental role in maintaining facility cleanliness by inspecting swimming pool areas, locker rooms and restrooms. Lifeguards must maintain test-ready CPR/Lifeguarding/First Aid skills and will be required to attend regular trainings.

Compensation Package & Employee Perks: This is a seasonal position paying $14.45/hour with opportunity to opt-in to the Rocky Mountain Living Package which includes:

  • Housing in dormitory-style housing
  • Buffet meals
  • Free or discounted gear rentals for outdoor adventures
  • Rocky Mountain National Park as your backyard
  • YMCA of the Rockies Membership
  • Cultural events hosted by the YMCA
  • Free laundry
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Provide lifeguard oversight of reservoir and all canoeing activities during summer months
  • Explain rules of canoes to guests and assist with getting into and out of canoes
  • Maintain cleanliness of waterfront equipment
  • Assist teaching swimming lessons
  • Facilitates games out on the water
Essential Functions
  • Assess situations swiftly and make judicious decisions regarding the safety of swimmers. Top candidates are excellent communicators, swift and safety-minded.
  • Warn swimmers regarding unsafe situations.
  • Responding to emergencies and rescue swimmers in danger of drowning.
  • Preform first aid.
  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of the facility
  • Maintain records and reports
  • Remain alert with no periods of inattentiveness.
  • Observe all sections of assigned zones.
  • Know and implement all safety procedures.
  • Uphold and adhere to the policies of the YMCA of the Rockies and the Program Department.
  • Know and adhere to pool policies and procedures.
  • Use a variety of cleaning chemicals and follow proper cleaning procedures to clean the pool facility.
  • Participate in all In-service trainings; be prepared, teachable and provide feedback when appropriate.
  • Operate telephone, rescue equipment and cleaning equipment.
  • Read and speak English fluently.
  • Must be able to maintain all lifeguard skills and knowledge, or participate in remedial upon arrival.
  • Other duties as assigned, including work as an attendant for other recreation facilities or programs of the Program Department.


Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies, and programs
  • Possess excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional
  • Support the Association safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members, and staff
  • May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, depending on the position