Job Code: Aquatics


Category: Aquatics

Job Type: Part-Time
Rate: $14 - $16 per hour
Keywords: Lifeguard, Swim, Aquatics


Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Lifeguard will be responsible for the safety and well-being of participants in the pool, on the pool deck, and surrounding areas during aquatic activities in the pool to effectively and courteously enforce all pool rules, regulations, and policies.


  1. Maintains active surveillance of the pool area.
  2. Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.
  3. Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  4. Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  5. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  6. Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
  7. Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action.
  8. Attends all staff meetings and in-service training.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture.  It’s who are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day.  We are cause-driven.  We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose.  As a cause-driven leader you are expected to be:

  • Welcoming – Accept neighbors eagerly, warmly, hospitably, and as equal participants.
  • Nurturing – To care for, support, and help develop through encouragement.
  • Hopeful – Take an optimistic or positive view of future outcomes.
  • Determined – To devote full strength and concentrated attention to the cause.
  • Genuine – To be honest and open in relationships with others.

We act with intentionality to connect people to our cause.  Join us and help transform lives!

Apply here or in person at The Midland YMCA




-Free YMCA Membership
-Career growth
-Set Hours
-Discounts on programs


  • Minimum age of 15.
  • Certifications: YMCA Lifeguard, ASHI Basic Life Support (ASHI CPR Pro), Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen. If you are not currently certified, WE WILL TRAIN AND CERTIFY YOU WITH A 3 MONTH MINIMUM JOB PROMISE.
  • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Physically perform all skills required of a lifeguard.
  • Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility.
  • Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness.
  • See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility.

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