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Lifeguard (Shallow Water) - Central Branch YMCA

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We put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all with values like caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

Join us as we transform lives through our loving, caring and serving as employees of the Y.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Central Branch YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is seeking an attentive and responsible shallow water lifeguard to join our team.

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the lifeguard ensures safe swimming conditions in the pool and surrounding areas.

This includes creating a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

 

PAY RATE DETAILS

  • $9 to $9.75 depending on experience

    SHIFTS AVAILABLE:

    • Monday through Friday
    • 4:45 a.m. through 10 p.m.

    Central Branch YMCA is downtown, 1020 Barr Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

     

    PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Minimum of 15 years of age.
    • Reliable transportation to attend work.
    • Able to fulfill all demands in spirit, mind, and body as a certified lifeguard in accordance with YMCA standards
    • Demonstrates effective communication and listening skills.
    • Welcoming, positive, service-oriented attitude serving diverse groups of adults in regard to age, ethnicity, gender, race, economic status, religion, etc.
    • Team player willing to contribute to the culture, mission, and values of the YMCA.

     

    REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS

    • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
    • First Aid
    • American Red Cross Lifeguard
    • Emergency Oxygen

    YMCA will cover the cost of lifeguard training and required certifications if:

    • it is taken within our association
    • potential candidates meet pre-hire screenings requirements (must be able to swim*)
    • fulfill certain employment expectations 
    • attend the training provided monthly

    If training is needed, indicate that when you fill out the application

    *YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR LIFEGUARD TRAINING

    To get into the shallow water lifeguarding class, participants must:

    • Swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing using breaststroke and/or front crawl. Back or side stroke is not allowed.
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
    • Complete a timed event within 50 seconds: swim 20 yards; surface dive 4 to 5 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object; return to the surface and swim 20 yards to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface, and exit water without using a ladder or steps.

     

    EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

    • Free individual membership at all YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne facilities (Allen, Whitley, Wells counties); part-time staff have the opportunity for a small cost to add additional eligible members.
    • Free lifeguard training and certification (if meet qualifications)
    • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
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