LIFEGUARD (Trauma Informed Training Included with focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
Company: YMCA of Columbia Willamette
Posted on: June 20, 2022
Do you have an interest in Aquatics or Emergency Services? Want
to learn how to save lives around the water? Are you a swimming
enthusiast? Are you 16 or older?
In the East Region of the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette, through a
partnership with the YMCA of the USA, we are able to provide full
scholarships to Teens and Adults who have trauma or may be fearful
To help fulfill that agreement, we are hoping to find enthusiastic
and caring individuals who have a passion for helping participants
conquer their fears around water so they may not only have the
skills to save their own lives, but have the skills to help save
someone else's life as well.
If you are interested in Lifeguarding with a lens towards Trauma
Informed Care, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and contributing
to a newly formed team focused on community impact, we hope you
apply with us today!
Become a Lifeguard at the YMCA!
Why Should you apply?
Free Household Gym Membership
Free Group Fitness Classes
Free Pool Access
Paid Sick Leave
Tuition Reimbursement Opportunities
Opportunities for Growth/Leadership
Build your Resume
Work with your friends
Engage with your community
Flexible working hours (part time - up to 30 hrs/week) based on
What would you be doing?
Acting as a First Responder
Using your training to perform rescues in and around the pool
Keeping your skills fresh with Inservice Training and Drills
Educating members/guests on pool rules and safety
Being a positive role model for youths in your community
Upholding the YMCA Policies and Standards
What do you need to qualify?
Be at least 16 years old
Possess (or obtain within 30 days) a current YMCA or Red Cross
Possess (or obtain within 30 days) a current CPR/AED & First Aid
Be able to pass a written/physical assessment prior to duty
Have visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents
and physical ability to act swiftly in emergency situations
Have ability to observe participant activities adequately, enforce
safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies and
Current certification not necessary - certification/training is
Red Cross Lifeguard Prerequisite Skills
300 yard continuous swim (freestyle or breaststroke) demonstrating
endurance and breath control (face in the water)
2 minutes treading water legs only (no hands)
Brick rescue within 1 minute 40 seconds (without the use of
goggles, swim 20 yards, dive 7-10 feet to retrieve 10lb object,
return to starting point on back with both hands on brick, exit
without using ladder or steps)
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