YMCA of the Rockies

Hike on property

Free certifications! Work by the pool and ski, snowshoe, or hike during your breaks. Great perks!

Between Rocky Mountain National Park and Winter Park Resort on over 5,100 acres of mountain terrain.

Granby, Colorado
$13.56 - $13.56 / hour
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Oct 17, 2022)

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.

Dates Needed: Rolling application; apply with available dates. Priority dates are October 2022 - April 2023.  

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 rescue 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.
  • Uphold and adhere to the policies of the YMCA of the Rockies and the Program Department.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to maintain all lifeguard skills and knowledge, or participate in remedial upon arrival.

Requirements/ Qualifications:

  • Previous lifeguarding experience preferred.
  • Current certification in Lifeguarding (American Red Cross, YMCA, Ellis or equivalent) and CPR/AED. Willing to certify for the right candidate.
  • 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 socio-economic level.

Compensation Package & Employee Perks:
This position pays $13.56/hour with access to Rocky Mountain Living Package which includes:

  • Heavily discounted lodging and food packages on-site at Snow Mountain Ranch
  • Private access to hiking, fat biking, and Nordic skiing trails right outside your room and work!
  • Free or discounted gear rentals for outdoor adventures
  • Daily wildlife viewing 
  • Opportunity to live next to Rocky Mountain National Park and Winter Park Resort
  • Ski passes to Winter Park Resort & Ski Granby Ranch
  • Employee programming
  • Shuttles into Winter Park from RA Office

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