Job Code: 4


Category: Aquatics
Location: Downtown Branch & Riverside Pool

Job Type: Part-Time


To ensure the safety of all swimmers and observers in the pool area, while maintaining a clean and fun environment. Variety of hours available. Must be Red Cross Certified.


Benefits Include:

  • Enrollment into YMCA Retirement when requirements are met
  • Free YMCA membership and discounted programs


  • Be on deck and ready to lifeguard on time.
  • Ensure that all swimmers and divers follow pool rules and policies.
  • Follow correct opening and closing procedures.
  • Never read or do homework while someone is in the pool.
  • Never bring your cell phone into the pool area. Cell phones are banned from pool area.
  • Take chemical readings and record on chemical log sheet at specified times.
  • Find and secure your own substitute when needed. Leave a note or message to let the supervisor know of the change.
  • Check mailbox and bulletin boards daily in the guard office to keep updated and informed of upcoming events.
  • Demonstrate RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT, CARING & HONESTY towards members, guests, coworkers and supervisors at all times.
  • Maintain a clean deck at all times. Walk around the pool and pick up garbage and throw it away.
  • Maintain your physical ability to perform rescues. Swim on a regular basis on your own time.
  • Ensure storage room is kept clean and equipment is stored properly.
  • Put in and take out lane and safety lines as needed (according to pool schedule) and store properly when not in use.
  • Know the pool schedule so the pool can be set up appropriately in advance.
  • Always have and carry a rescue tube with you.
  • Wear uniform when on duty. Uniform consists of lifeguard swimsuit, shirt, shorts, CPR mask and whistle.
  • Perform any unique duties requested, as deemed appropriate, by your supervisor.