Aug 08, 2023

Lifeguard - OPENER

  • YMCA of Central Kentucky
  • 3251 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington, KY, USA
Full time Other

Job Description

Do you love aquatics? Are you interested in making a positive difference in the community? The Beaumont YMCA  looking for an experienced lifeguard who will open our pool. Join us and get a free city-wide membership to the Y.

Shifts are Monday thru Friday from 5 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. with a 30 minute break. All full-time staff are required to work 40 hours per week. 


General Function: Provides a sense of control over the entire pool area, including deck areas and locker rooms. This will increase the safety of the pool for all members and their guest. The lifeguard is the first source of emergency care in the event of an accident. Time will be spent doing routine maintenance duties as assigned by the management.

Must be 18 years of age or older; Minimum of current and valid Lifeguard Certification, First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Position also requires excellent swimming skills plus a varied aquatic background.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prevention of accidents both in the water and on the deck.
  • Provide rescue and emergency assistance in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a sense of control over the entire pool area at all times.
  • Enforce pool rules and justly establish disciplinary actions.
  • Lock all doors prior to leaving the pool area unattended.
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service training as set up by the aquatic director.
  • Maintenance duties when needed. These duties include picking up litter on the deck, washing the pool deck nightly, surface skimming when needed, keeping the deck clear of all obstructions.
  • Wear staff uniform and name tag when on duty and appropriate.
  • Have a whistle with you at all times.
  • Customer service. Be friendly and able to answer general YMCA questions.
  • Work your scheduled times or find your own qualified substitute.
  • Fill out accident reports for any accident no matter how minor.
  • Promote an environment that supports the YMCA’s mission and our four-core values- caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility

End Results:

  • The lifeguard is part of a staff team that ensures the success of the operation.
  • Members will be safe and enjoy their YMCA aquatic experience.
  • A well-served community that understands and values the mission and purpose of the YMCA.
  • Maintenance of facilities that promotes safe participation and a wholesome environment.
  • Competence and good judgment is demonstrated in all matters within the scope of the responsibilities assigned.

BENEFITS: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, 403b Plan, Retirement Contribution, Citywide household membership, and discounted program fees.

The YMCA of Central Kentucky maintains a strong commitment to training and professional development. Equal Opportunity Employer Characteristics of the work environment are representative of those that may be encountered by an employee while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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