YMCA of the Rockies

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Stay Cool in Colorado this Summer!

Located near Rocky Mountain National Park in the Fraser Valley of Colorado.

Estes Park, Colorado and Granby, Colorado
$14.11 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

On-Grounds, Off-Grounds, and Part-Time Positions Available.


Position Summary: YMCA of the Rockies Lifeguards will explain safety rules to patrons, warn them about unsafe situations, and enforce policies on showers and proper attire. Lifeguards ensure the safety of patrons in the facility by preventing and responding to emergencies. You will play an instrumental role in maintaining facility cleanliness by inspecting swimming pool areas, locker rooms and restrooms. Lifeguards must maintain test-ready CPR/Lifeguarding/First Aid skills and will be required to attend regular trainings. Hourly rate includes work completion bonus and appreciation fund. Paid sick time is accrued.

Our Culture: We firmly believe in our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We count on our staff to provide extraordinary experiences for our guests and for each other and we expect a constant demonstration of our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.

Essential Functions:

  • Assess situations swiftly and make judicious decisions regarding the safety of swimmers. Top candidates are excellent communicators, swift and safety-minded.
  • Warn swimmers regarding unsafe situations.
  • Responding to emergencies and rescuing swimmers in danger of drowning.
  • Perform first aid.
  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of the facility
  • Maintain records and reports
  • Remain alert with no periods of inattentiveness.
  • Observe all sections of assigned zones.
  • Know and implement all safety procedures.
  • Uphold and adhere to the policies of the YMCA of the Rockies and the Program Department.
  • Know and adhere to pool policies and procedures.
  • Use a variety of cleaning chemicals and follow proper cleaning procedures to clean the pool facility.
  • Participate in all In-service trainings; be prepared, teachable and provide feedback when appropriate.
  • Operate telephone, rescue equipment and cleaning equipment.
  • Read and speak English fluently.
  • Must be able to maintain all lifeguard skills and knowledge, or participate in remedial upon arrival.
  • Other duties as assigned, including work as an attendant for other recreation facilities or programs of the Program Department.

Requirements/ Qualifications:

  • Provide lifeguard oversight of reservoir and all canoeing activities during summer months
  • Explain rules of canoes to guests and assist with getting into and out of canoes
  • Assist in teaching swimming lessons
  • Facilitates games out on the water
  • Previous lifeguarding experience preferred.
  • Current certification in Lifeguarding (American Red Cross, YMCA, Ellis or equivalent) and CPR/AED. 
    • Not certified? No problem. We can certify you!
  • Have the physical mobility to properly use aquatics equipment and meet strength and lifting requirements to rescue pool patrons.
  • May be asked to meet a weekly swim quota.
  • May be asked to obtain Emergency Oxygen training (provided, at no cost).
  • Able to work with people of diverse backgrounds including, age, race, gender, faith, and socioeconomic level.

How to Apply

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