Primary Duties (On the stand):
Wear required uniform while on duty: lifeguard shirt, bathing suit and/or shorts, whistle, tube and fanny pack containing pocket mask, gloves and other first aid items, other items as instructed by the aquatics supervisor.
Actively scan and maintain constant vigilance over aquatic area.
Know and understand all aquatic policies and procedures, including the emergency action plan.
Ensure the safety and protect the lives of each patron in the aquatic area at all times by enforcing all rules, policies and procedures.
Be alert, diligent, and conscientious at all times.
Display a professional, courteous, and tactful demeanor at all times. Always strive to display a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
Continuously exhibit honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, reliability, flexibility, maturity, and good decision-making skills.
Maintain harmonious rapport with staff, volunteers, members, and the general public at all times.
Secondary Duties (Off the stand):
These are duties that can be completed while working a shift with adequate pool coverage or while you are off the stand.
Maintain a high level of physical fitness and knowledge of all rescue and survival skills.
Always report to duty on time and work all scheduled shifts. Find a qualified substitute and obtain approval from the immediate supervisor in the event that missing a scheduled shift is unavoidable.
Attend and actively participate in all required aquatic staff training and meetings.
Maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the pool and surrounding areas by completing chemical tests of the pool.
Accurately complete and submit all safety and maintenance records concerning the pool area and usage of the pool as outlined in the Lifeguard Manual.
Inspect and maintain all emergency equipment (Shepherd's Crooks, ring buoys, rescue tubes, etc.) and other pool equipment and inform the aquatics supervisor and/or Properties Director immediately of any necessary equipment repairs.
Always champion the YMCA culture. Continually provide outstanding customer service, and strive to develop committed members and program participants. Actively participate in membership retention and appreciation efforts when applicable.
Assist in membership retention by interacting and building relationships with members and guests.
Initiate communications with the Aquatics Supervisor as necessary concerning program problems, personnel conflicts, and member concerns.
Perform other duties as required by the Aquatics Supervisor.