Family YMCA of Greater Augusta
  • 11-Feb-2022 to 12-Jun-2022 (MST)
  • Burke Co Y
  • Waynesboro, GA, USA
  • 8.50
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

General Statement of Duties:

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director or Senior Program Director, the lifeguard provides excellent customer service while maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. The lifeguard creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with the Family Y of Greater Augusta policies and procedures.

Entry Requirements:

  • Lifeguard Certification
  • CPRo (1-year expiration), First Aid, AED
  • 16 years old

Essential Functions of Job:

  • Maintain constant surveillance of the pool area using constant scanning techniques to achieve a 10 x 10 reaction time and dealing with redirection and warning in a timely manner. Remain alert and attentive to all swimmers while on guard.
  • Know and review all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with the Family Y of Greater Augusta policies and procedures.
  • Know, understand and consistently apply safety rules, policies, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  • Greet and develop effective relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  • Assist in the retention of existing members and engagement of new members by informing them of The Family Y of Greater Augusta aquatics programs, including lap swimming, swim lessons, swim team, and group exercise classes.
  • Ensure cleanliness of pool deck and aquatic areas. Check the pool for hazardous conditions.
  • Perform equipment check and ensure appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  • Complete chemical testing at appropriate times of the day and take appropriate actions.
  • Attend all staff meetings, monthly in-services, and trainings as required.
  • Assist in the Annual Community Support Campaign
  • Promote and represent the mission and core values of The Family Y of Greater Augusta

Job Segments:

  • Wear YMCA uniform and Name tag at all times
  • May be required to sit, stand or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time
  • May be required to work outdoors for extended periods of time. May be exposed to extreme outdoor weather conditions and temperatures and to wet and/or humid conditions in swimming pool area.
  • May be required to work with hazardous chemicals (i.e. pool chemicals, cleaning solutions, disinfectants, etc.).
  • Must be alert at all times, keeping safety in mind. Must possess acceptable hearing and visual capabilities in order to monitor environment and member's well-being.
  • Must possess auditory, verbal and visual capabilities in order to adequately communicate via phone and in person.


  • Must complete successful background screening, which includes criminal and drug screening.
  • The Family Y of Greater Augusta promotes and equal employment opportunity work place which includes reasonable accommodation of otherwise qualified disabled applicants and employees.
  • This job description may not be all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.

Times and Days: Must be willing to regularly work flexible hours, weekends, and holidays

Typical Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and stand for extended period of time.

Diversity & Inclusion: The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together, we work to ensure everyone, regardless of gender, income, faith, sexual orientation or cultural background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest. We share the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility - everything we do stems from it.


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