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Lifeguard Coordinator - Deaconess Aquatic Center

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We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, experienced Lifeguard Coordinator to assist the Aquatic Director in providing excellent service to our community and patrons in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment that promotes wellness and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. The Lifeguard Coordinator will oversee the management of the safety of our patrons and staff, excellent preventative methods from injuries, excellent adherence to the 10/20 rule, excellence in lifesaving measures and financial development of the Deaconess Aquatic Center. The schedule will be flexible but will require multiple weekends per month as well as some early morning and evening shifts.


       Provides leadership, discipline, and mentorship to lifeguards.

       Participate in the Aquatics staff meetings each month to ensure consistency and quality in aquatic programs and facilities.

       Helps the Aquatics Director lead monthly in-service training and working with lifeguards to make sure all skills, qualifications, and obligations as a lifeguard are fulfilled.

       Works with the Aquatics Director to create a monthly schedule for guards, keep shifts filled, choose and train shift leaders, and makes sure shift tasks are completed.

       Monitors and assists in daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local, and YMCA health and safety regulations.

       Works 15 - 20 hours of frontline each week (lifeguarding, on-going guard evaluations, coaching, etc.) PLUS works 15 - 20 hours per week administrative (scheduling issues, record keeping, safety checks, etc.) = 20 - 30 hours/week

       Builds effective relationships with patrons; ensures excellent customer service.

       Assists in establishing new program activities and expanding programs within the community in accordance with the strategic plans.

       Commits to serving others and respects the mission of the YMCA of Southwestern IN.


       Associates degree or working on a degree in a related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

       Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

       Experience supervising and training adults.

       Experience working with children and adults.

       At least two years of experience in the aquatics field is preferred.

       Required certifications: Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding or equivalent. Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include the completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Oxygen, and Blood Borne Pathogens.

       ARC Lifeguard Instructor Certification or equivalent is preferred.  If not currently holding one, they will take the next class.




       Ability to conduct classes and activities relating to aquatics.

       Ability to pass the lifeguard physical test and reach the bottom of a 13-foot pool

       Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods and remain alert.

       Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals.

       Ability to continuously scan all areas.

       Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue and removal of a person from the water to perform first aid.

       Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.