YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga
  • 08-Jun-2017 to 07-Aug-2017 (EST)
  • Downtown
  • Chattanooga, TN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

The Downtown Y is currently recruiting for certified lifeguards for seasonal summer positions!



Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


  1. Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area.
  2. Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures, including administering first aid and rescue. Completes related reports as required.
  3. Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  4. Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  5. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  6. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  7. Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
  8. Performs chemical testing at appropriate times of the day, as required, and takes appropriate action.
  9. Performs maintenance and cleaning of pool area, including hosing the decks and hallways, emptying trash, sweeping the deck, and scrubbing gutters.
  10. May assist with swim lessons.
  11. Attends all staff meetings and training as required.
  12. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  1. Minimum age of 16.
  2. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification. 
  3. Current YMCA Lifeguarding or Red Cross Lifeguarding and obtain YMCA Lifeguarding Certification within 60 days of hire.
  4. Oxygen Administration certification (required within 30 days of hire)
  5. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  6. Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.

Physical Demands:

  1. Ability to pass lifeguard water test.
  2. Must be able to remain alert.
  3. Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods.
  4. Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals.
  5. Ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear vision.
  6. Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue.
  7. Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.
  8. Lifting, pulling, and carrying up to 50 pounds.
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