YMCA of Greater Kansas City

  • Lifeguard

    Job Location US-KS-Atchison
    Req No.
    Location Site
    Atchison Family YMCA
    Minimum Salary
    USD $7.65/Hr.
    Midpoint Salary
    USD $9.33/Hr.
    Position Hours
    Location : Location
  • Overview

    We are looking for Lifeguards to work for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, at our newly renovated Atchison YMCA pool.


    • Continuously scan the pool (every 10 seconds), whirlpool and sauna areas, checking for safe conditions.

    • Must maintain high level of alertness at all times.
    • Staff may be videotaped for safety audit purposes and ongoing training.
    • Will be required to complete 2 hours of in-service training a month.
    • Position may require environment changes (outdoor to indoor, humid environments).
    • Will be required to participate in ongoing training that will be held during operational hours (operational manikin drops, pool safety checks, CPR checks).
    • Enforce all posted rules and any other rules that are required to ensure the safety of all participants.
    • Must constantly watch the pool and have a rescue tube, whistle, emergency button, and supplemental oxygen barrier mask ready and available at all times, actively scanning 10 x 10. Lifeguard is not to do secondary duties in place of scanning their zone of protection.
    • Make sure that the pool deck is free of clutter and perform all maintenance duties assigned by Aquatic Director.
    • Test pool chemical levels and report changes to Aquatics Director immediately.
    • Fill out all Y accident and incident reports completely and turn into the Aquatics Director.
    • Responsible for opening and closing procedures.
    • Responsible for maintaining the continuity of lap swim and moving participants accordingly.
    • Must be able to be a team player with all staff.
    • Must notify appropriate staff of any unsafe conditions, needed repairs, complaints, accidents, or injuries immediately.
    • Must participate in special events within the Aquatics Department and may include events facility-wide.
    • Must participate in events benefiting the Annual Mission campaign. 


    • Must be at least 16 years old
    • Required to maintain established performance levels.
    • Must successfully complete a swim-test
    • Must pass a Lifeguard certification course prior to hire if not
      currently certified.

    We accept the following nationally recognized Lifeguard Certifications:

    YLG 6th ED
    ARC American Red Cross
    Jeff Ellis and Associates (special facilities or deep water)
    Boy Scouts of America


    Current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and
    Emergency Oxygen from one of the following organizations:

    American Health and Safety Institute
    Emergency Care and Safety Institute
    American Red Cross


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