Lifeguard-Taylor YMCA


Under the supervision of the Aquatics Director, the Lifeguard maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas and creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement.

They are responsible for managing these functions in accordance with the stated mission, goals, and policies established by the administrative staff, governing committees, and Board of Directors of the YMCA.

  • Maintains active surveillance of the pool area.?
  • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the "safe-in-six" model. 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 the 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.
  • Attending all staff meetings and in-service training.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  • Maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility.

Job Schedule(Days):Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday; Friday; Saturday; Sunday

Job Schedule(Time): Flexible

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Certifications required for this position include CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen.
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard or equivalent.
  • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Multi-lingual desired but not required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physically perform all skills required of a lifeguard.
  • Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatics environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility.
  • Remain alert with no lapses in consciousness.
  • See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility.
  • Move objects with a weight of up to 50 pounds.
  • The YMCA of the Triangle requires employees to comply with all COVID related PPE, cleaning, reporting and prevention expectations efforts. Further training and detail will be provided upon question.