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YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatics Lifeguard in SeaTac, Washington


YGS has updated their Aquatics salary schedules! We will train and certify you!

*We can facilitate the Lifeguard certification process if you don’t have the required certifications.*

Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

*This is an on-site position

Lifeguards need to have a keen eye for safety and set the tone for a safe environment for kids and families. They play a key role in supporting our safety standards – in the water and on the deck, as a first responder in emergencies, maintaining safety equipment, and serving on an engaged and dynamic team. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Individual membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Free access to mental health resources

  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO)

Hiring Range: $20/hour - $22/hour DOE for 18 years or older; $19.97/hour for anyone under 18.


  1. Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, on deck and surrounding areas. Prevents accidents by maintaining constant observation of the pool area, enforcing health and safety rules, and maintaining emergency readiness. May perform duties related to opening or closing the pool

  2. Rescues distressed persons and examines injured persons. Administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training, rescue techniques, medical supplies, and equipment

  3. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available, as needed, and promptly reports any problems

  4. Provide great customer service to members, program participants and guests at all times

  5. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required

  6. Performs pool side chemical testing

  7. Sets up and stores equipment for recreational swims.

  8. Other duties as assigned


Pool, deck and surrounding areas are maintained ensuring safety for program participants.

Code of Conduct for Applicants


You are 16 years of age or older and have:

*We can facilitate the certification process if you are not yet certified. Please apply if you are interested!

  1. 16 years of age or older for part-time and 18 years of age or older for full-time

  2. Strong swimming abilities

  3. Must be observant and able to react calmly, quickly and with good judgment in an emergency

  4. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful

  2. Current state approved first-aid certification*

  3. Current state approved CPR certification- Pro or Basic Life Support*

  4. Lifeguard certification – YMCA or Red Cross*

  5. YMCA of Greater Seattle scanning training or equivalent*

*Within 30 days of employment or at first available training.

Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

For information on the certification process, visithttps://www.seattleymca.org/programs/swimming/training-certification-classes.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment.

  • Are very adaptable.

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic.

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet.

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people.

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together.

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all.

Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

Job Locations US-WA-SeaTac

Posted Date 5 days ago (5/14/2024 4:07 PM)

ID 2023-15510

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 5

Location Matt Griffin YMCA

Category Aquatics

Address 3595 S 188th Street

Minimum compensation USD $19.97/Hr.