Accidents around water are extremly high, this position would make a positive change in someones life.
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Lifeguard at the Golden Corridor Family YMCA creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while promoting and maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas in accordance with the YMCA policies and procedures.


Minimum age of 16

Certification: basic life support or professional rescuer CPR/AED, first aid, and emergency oxygen administration

Current YMCA lifeguard or equivalent

Child abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date

Ability to maintain certification-level physical and mental readiness

YMCA Swim Instructor certification, or equivalent work experience


Essential Functions

Maintains active surveillance of the pool area

Knows and reviews the emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the safe-in-six model

Knows understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area

Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others

Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state health department code

Proforms equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed

Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving

Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action


Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies


Critical thinking & Decision making

Emotional Maturity