YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley
  • 15-May-2023 to 02-Jun-2023 (CST)
  • Aquatics
  • Maquoketa, IA, USA
  • 12.00 per hour $12.00/hr
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Part time employees enjoy a free individual Y membership and participation in the Y retirement program! (must meet hourly eligibility requirements)

Perks of working at the Y!

  • Free individual YMCA membership! Discounts on programs
  • Child Care discount 25% (must work min 20 hrs/week to qualify); Summer Camp discounts
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Program
  • Y Retirement Fund: Y pays 12% after employee meets eligibility requirements
  • Eligible to participate in 403B savings account through Y Retirement Fund
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Competitive Wages
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Career Development

PAY RATE: $12.00/hr

The lifeguard is responsible for the safety of all patrons in and around the pool area.


  1. Serve as a role model to members and Y staff and live the mission, vision and values of the YMCA movement.
  2. Ensure safety of all participants by following aquatics best practices.
  3. Adhere to and enforce aquatic rules and procedures consistently and fairly.
  4. Maintain constant surveillance of water and pool deck areas, using the 10-10 rule.
  5. Wear rescue fanny pack and rescue tube at all times while on duty.
  6. Maintain cleanliness of pool area when not performing primary duties.
  7. Accurately record and submit incident reports as required.
  8. Participate in and solicit others to participate in necessary YMCA financial development efforts, specifically the Annual Campaign.
  9. Maintain certifications listed under Certificates and Other Requirements.
  10. Adherence to all policies and procedures of the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley.
  11. Understand and follow all safety rules and regulations including knowledge of emergency
  12. procedures and location of emergency equipment.
  13. Regular and timely adherence to respective schedule/meetings.
  14. All other duties as assigned by the Program Director - Aquatics.


  1. Must be at least 16 years of age.
  2. Prior lifeguard experience preferred.


  1. Lifeguard Certification with CPR/AED/FA for the Professional Rescuer from one of the following organizations: YMCA, American Red Cross, or other nationally approved organization.
  2. Must be able to pass background check

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The employee is frequently required to sit, kneel, stand, stoop, reach and manipulate objects; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate lifesaving equipment. The position requires mobility attentiveness to visual and audible cues for recognition and identification of swimmers in distress or in process of unsafe behaviors. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, use of both eyes, ability to distinguish basic colors and shades; depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. The position requires proficient swimming ability and the proper application of rescue and first-aid techniques. Must have the ability to lift various materials up to 25 lbs occasionally and the ability to properly extract individuals from the pool(s) to the deck as needed in rescues. The employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; observe and interpret people and situations; analyze and solve problems; perform work on multiple, concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; interact with the members and participants and deal with distressed, dissatisfied or abusive individuals.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to pools, wet and very humid conditions, and chemicals. Additionally, this position is located in a fitness facility and as such the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts associated with fitness equipment. The noise level in the work environment can vary from quiet to loud depending upon the programming that is occurring at the time.

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