YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties
  • 12.30+
  • Hourly

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The YMCA is the nation's leading nonprofit organization and is committed to strengthening communities through Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. Do work that Matters! The Y offers more than just a job - we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community.


The Y provides lap swim, open swim, swim lessons, water exercise classes, and adaptive swim time for the disabled and handicap weekly. Each year over 5,000 youth learn the vital life skill of swimming. The Fercho Y pool has been the home of the FM Gators swim team for over 50 years.

As a YMCA Lifeguard, you will:

  • Be responsible for active surveillance of the pool area - maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas.
  • Create a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement
  • Maintain knowledge of all emergency procedures and respond to emergencies immediately.
  • Keep the pool and pool areas clean and clear of any potential hazards, and assure the pool is never left unattended.

Lifeguard Scheduling & Benefits:

  • Flexible Lifeguard shifts available between:
    • 5:00am - 10:00pm Monday - Friday
    • 6:00am - 8:00pm Saturday & Sunday
  • $12.30+/hr (Additional pay given for related experience)
  • Please see our website for the Employee Benefits for Part Time Employees (15 - 29 hours/week) and Casual Employees (1 - 14 hours/week). Some benefits are:
    • Free Individual YMCA Membership.
    • Discounts on many YMCA Services and Programs such as CPR/First Aid, Personal Trainers, etc.

Lifeguard Qualifications:

  • At least 15 years old
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
    • Not a Certified Lifeguard? Get Certified at the YMCA!
      • Attend a YMCA Lifeguard Certification/Re-certification Course at the YMCA.
      • Pass the Lifeguarding Course.
      • The Lifeguarding course includes CPR & First Aid.
      • If you are hired and commit to stay at the YMCA for at least 3 months, the YMCA will pay you 1/2 of the cost of your YMCA Lifeguard Course cost after your 1st paycheck!
      • The YMCA will train you!

Looking for a full-time position? Check out our full-time lifeguard opening.

We invite you to join us in this amazing work to develop your skills, to realize your leadership potential and to discover a career that is more than just a job.

The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties conducts a pre-employment background check on all employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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