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Daytime Lifeguard - Caylor-Nickel Foundation Family YMCA


We strive to live out our values and mission every day as the YMCA. 

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 

The Y staff works hard to serve our members and strengthen the community with values like:

Caring. We show a genuine interest in others, putting them first, and engaging everyone with a positive attitude.
Honesty. We do the right thing, even when no one is looking.
Respect. We accept differences and meet people where they are at, honoring others with thoughtfulness and courage.
Responsibility. We do what we say we’re going to do, taking ownership for our decisions and being good stewards of our resources.

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



The Caylor-Nickel Foundation Family YMCA of Bluffton, IN is seeking a responsible and personable lifeguard to join our team.

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the lifeguard is responsible for ensuring safe, clean, and secure conditions for the indoor pool as well as the surrounding areas.

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



  • $8 to $8.75/hr depending on experience

The YMCA will cover the cost of lifeguard training and required certifications

  • if it is taken within our association
  • and if potential candidates meet pre-hire screenings requirements
  • and fulfill certain employment expectations 
  • training provided monthly
  • if training is needed, indicate that when you fill out the application

Hours of operation: for Caylor-Nickel Foundation Family YMCA, 550 West Dustman Road, Bluffton, IN:

  • Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sundays 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Daytime/late morning shifts or early afternoon shift availability is preferred.



  • Minimum of 16 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.
  • Patient and attentive
  • Welcoming, positive, service-oriented attitude
  • Serve diverse groups of members in regard to age, abilities, ethnicity, gender, race, economic status, religion, etc.
  • Team player
  • Willing to contribute to the culture, mission, and values of the YMCA.



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



  • 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.
  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
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