YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 14-Dec-2021 to 11-Mar-2022 (PST)
  • Aquatics
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 17
  • Hourly
  • Part Time (< 30 hours)

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in LA, it's also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. The LA area is home to the second largest YMCA Association in the US, with 26 branches, 2 camps and over 50 child care sites. The LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passions, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


  • Age: Minimum age of 18
  • MANDATORY CERTIFICATIONS: Current YMCA Lifeguarding, American Safety & Health Institute or American Red Cross or American Heart Association BLS for the Professional Rescuer, Standard/Community First Aid certifications and Emergency Oxygen Administration. Certified American Red Cross Lifeguards must obtain YMCA Lifeguarding Certification within 90 days of hire.
  • RELATED EXPERIENCE: 2-3 years lifeguard experience, preferred.
  • SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Ability to maintain required certification; Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.


Program Delivery

  • 1.Provides continuous, uninterrupted scanning of pool and aquatic area.
  • 2.Follows Minimum Standards of Safety for Aquatic Activities 7.301. Understands and consistently enforces safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  • 3.Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed. Member Engagement
  • 4.Maintains effective, positive relationships with members, participants and other staff.(Parent engagement during swim lessons)

Administration & Compliance

  • 5.Reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.
  • 6.Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  • 7.Plays an active role in continuing to identify ways to improve safety standards.
  • 8.Continuously monitors aquatic area for hazardous or unsafe conditions. Immediately reports all hazardous or unsafe conditions to management and takes appropriate action.
  • 9.Uses problem solving skills to make quick decisions, instruct, evaluate, supervise, and recognize the potential for danger or injury.
  • 10.Successfully completes and pass periodic aquatic safety assessments
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