Employment Opportunities

Job Code: EE


Category: Aquatics
Location: East End YMCA

Job Type: Part-Time
Staff Contact: Teresa George


The Lake County YMCA is seeking lifeguards for the East End YMCA in Madison. This is a part time, non-exempt position.

All Days and Times Available, Up to 29 hours per week

Interested? Please click view this job and complete the Employment Interest form by selecting the Want More Info. button located at the bottom of the page or submit a resume outlining qualifications to [email protected]

Applications are being accepted until positions are filled. The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



  1. Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area. Remains in pool area unless duty is transferred to another lifeguard or the entire pool area is cleared and the entrances are secured.
  2. Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.
  3. Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  4. Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  5. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  6. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  7. Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
  8. Performs chemical testing at appropriate times of the day, as required, and takes appropriate action.
  9. Attends all staff meetings, trainings, and rescue skills practices (RSP’s) as required.


  1. Minimum age of 16.
  2. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification. 
  3. Current YMCA Lifeguarding or Red Cross Lifeguarding and obtain YMCA Lifeguarding Certification within 60 days of hire.
  4. Oxygen Administration certification (required within 30 days of hire)
  5. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  6. Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.


  1. Ability to pass lifeguard water test.
  2. Must be able to remain alert.
  3. Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods.
  4. Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals.
  5. Ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear vision.
  6. Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue.
  7. Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and 
    loud situations.

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