Free certification, membership, and gear rentals for outdoor adventure when you work as a Lifeguard at YMCA of the Rockies!
Job Description

The YMCA of the Rockies is looking for responsible individuals to join our Programs team as Lifeguards at our pool. We will train/certify those needing certification. Upon arrival, you must be able to demonstrate that you are a strong swimmer. Room & board packages available for those interested in living on-grounds with us! To learn more about the position and to apply, please visit our Career Site, 


  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds
  • Ability to direct and supervise others with professionalism and respect
  • YMCA will certify all lifegaurds
Essential Functions
  • Certification in Lifeguard Training (American Red Cross) or equivalent, CPR/AED and First Aid; all certifications must be current.  Within 30 days of arrival, lifeguard will be able to obtain Emergency Oxygen training.
  • Demonstrate the ability to fluently read, write and speak English.
  • Able to hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility. Lifeguard candidates must have a minimum hearing threshold of no more than an average of 25-decibel loss in both ears over a range of frequencies.
  • Candidates who use hearing aids or other corrective devices for hearing should be able to perform all rescue skills and emergency procedures without interruptions to adjust, retrieve, or install or attach a hearing id or corrective device.  
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