General Responsibilites:

The lifeguard is responsible for upholding safety rules, Y policies, accident prevention and emergency response at the Clearfield YMCA pool.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

At the minimum, some high school level education required. Current YMCA of the USA Lifeguard certification (valid 2 years) or American Red Cross Lifeguard certification (valid 2 years) or any other certification that complies with PA State Bather’s Code. Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer for Lifeguard (valid 2 years). Current Administering Emergency Oxygen (valid 1 year). Current First Aid (valid 2 years). Mandated Reporter training must be completed within the first 90 days of employment and every 5 years thereafter. Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training must be completed within the first 90 days of employment and every 3 years thereafter.

  • The YMCA will cover the certification & re-certification costs for staff that plan to remain with the YMCA for 1 year after certification/re-certification.
  • Staff not continuing employment with the Y are required to pay the cost of certification/re-certification.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • All lifeguards must remain physically and mentally alert, taking a proactive approach to searching for distressed swimmers and hazards.
  • Successfully communicate with youth and adults to enforce rules and schedules.
  • Give clear directions in case of emergency.
  • Keep schedule availability up to date. Report for duty with proper uniform – YMCA LG shirt, swim suit, shorts/pants, whistle – prior to start of shift.
  • Perform your duty of emergency response, within current certification level, when medically necessary to patrons using the pool or Y facility.
  • Maintain safety of pool environment by removing any hazards that could lead to injury in and around the pool and pool deck.
  • Abide by PA State Bather’s code for clean-up and removal of incidents of water contamination.
  • Lifeguards will be assigned and responsible for cleaning the pool facility, vacuuming of the pool and all other duties assigned.
  • Mandatory in-service training attendance required.
  • Lifeguards must remain physically capable of completing the prerequisite swim test as prescribed by the American Red Cross to ensure ability to respond to emergencies.
  • All staff should demonstrate the YMCA core values (honesty, caring, respect and responsibility) in their daily work activities and while representing the YMCA.

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