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Part Time Lifeguards

Position: Part Time Lifeguards
Locations: Dallas County Area YMCA

Reports to: Center Director
Wages: $9.70-$12.45/hour depending on experience

General Functions:

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


Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintains active surveillance of the pool area.

  • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, and procedures.  Completes related reports as required.

  • Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.

  • 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 state health department code.

  • Performs 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.

  • Attends all staff meetings and in-service trainings.

  • Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum age of 16.

  • Certifications:  CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid. 

  • Current YMCA Lifeguard, American Red Cross, or equivalent.

  • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.

  • Able to stand for long periods of time in a warm, humid environment.

  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA/Red Cross standards.


Skills and Abilities:

  • 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.

  • Meet strength and lifting requirements.

  • See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility.


How to Apply:

Please complete a job application


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