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Senior Lifeguard - North Port Location


Under the direction of the Aquatics Coordinator and in accordance with the policies of the SKY YMCA, the lifeguard will be responsible for the ensuring the safety of all participants in or around the YMCA pool.


  • Serves in a leadership role among the lifeguard team
  • Prepares and maintains lifeguard schedule in accordance with YMCA program needs
  • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.
  • Administers first aid, CPR and automated external defibrillation (AED) when necessary.
  • Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area.
  • Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  • Displays professional appearance at all times and dresses according to requirements (approved swimsuit, jacket, and shirt).
  • Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
  • Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  • Ensure all participants wear appropriate swim attire and footwear.
  • Ensure that first time swimmers are swim tested and wear appropriate flotation devices as necessary. If you feel that there is a medical condition that requires further investigation or physician’s approval, refer it to the Aquatics Director.
  • Oversees shut down for annual and emergency maintenance procedures. 
  • Monitors building operations and insures sanitation codes are met.
  • Works to maintain a high level of cleanliness of deck, structures, equipment, etc.
  • Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  • Finds replacement guard when unable to work and completes appropriate paperwork. 
  • Inspect fencing, diving boards, ladders, lights and safety equipment. Directs all pool maintenance concerns to Aquatics Director immediately. 
  • Submits water samples for health department; test and maintains pool chemical levels; tests and services safety equipment.
  • Tests and services safety equipment.
  • Regulates water temperature and levels.
  • Stores toxic chemicals, sanitizes swim decks and acid-washes pool decks, gutter, and filters.
  • Vacuums pool floors; replaces underwater lights. 
  • Determines and implements preventive maintenance program for pool operation. Including, but not limited to pumps, filtration equipment and heaters.
  • Insures non-mechanical pool equipment meets code specifications.  
  • Coordinates walk-through inspections of pool facilities and takes necessary corrective action.
  • Utilize time clock and approves timesheet at end of each pay period.
  •  Communicate any timesheet corrections to supervisor within a timely manner.
  • Ensure that landscaping work surrounding the facility is done in a timely manner and report any issues that need to be addressed to the facility manager.
  • Maintain punctual and consistent attendance.
  • Attends all staff meetings and training as required.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by Supervisor.


  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Successfully complete State of Florida Criminal History Background Check requirements as well as meet the Association’s policies on background screening
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA, Red Cross, or other nationally recognized lifeguarding program standards.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures for storing, handling, and using toxic chemicals.   
  • Professional appearance and attitude.


  • CPR for the Rescue Professional/ First Aid/AED Certifications required
  • Current YMCA, Red Cross, or other nationally recognized lifeguarding certification and corresponding requirements for CPR/AED and First Aid.
  • Completion of the YMCA’s Blood Borne Pathogens Training annually
  • Completion of the YMCA’s Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training annually
  • Commercial Pool Technician (CPT) Certification required* (Must be obtained within 90 days)
  • Additional training classes as recommended by Supervisor


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform a range of exercise activities. Requires full range of motion, including manual and finger dexterity and hand and eye coordination.  Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and perform lifesaving duties.
  • Ability to work in an outdoor, wet environment in summer and winter temperatures.
  • Indoor and outdoor work environments; working around gas or electric power equipment; exposure to chemical fumes
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