Job Code: Wayne


Category: Aquatics
Location: Wayne YMCA

Job Type: Part-Time
Keywords: Lifeguard


The Wayne YMCA is looking for Lifeguards responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all patrons in the pool area by enforcing all pool rules and policies. Lifeguards are required to maintain 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.

  • Be identifiable with YMCA Lifeguard shirt, whistle, swimsuit and has the rescue tube with them. The Rescue tube must be properly worn, with the strap on the shoulder and holding it in front of the body.
  • Actively apply and enforce all pool rules and proactively address members to maintain a safe environment.
  • Knows, understands, and consistently apply safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  • Maintain constant surveillance of the pool area. This includes standing at the edge of the pool or using the elevated lifeguard chair, actively looking at the water and swimmers, staying alert and scanning from one end of the pool to the other by moving their head side to side every 10 seconds.
  • Must sit in an alert position and does not lean or recline in a resting position while on duty.
  • Minimize all distractions that may interfere with effective scanning, such as not engaging in extended conversations with other staff or members.
  • Must be skilled in observing the behavior of swimmers in the water and be ready at all times to stop dangerous behavior.
  • Move to another area when multiple lifeguards are on duty to ensure appropriate zone coverage of the pool.
  • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and respond to emergency situations immediately in accordance with emergency action plan and provide first aid care when needed.
  • Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  • Perform equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  • Check the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving and throughout shift.
  • Attend all staff meetings and training as required.






Professional development opportunities and complimentary use of YMCA facilities.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA/employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to extensive background check. 



  • Certifications: Current Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification as required by the NJ State Bathing Code.
    • Acceptable Lifeguard Certification may be from YMCA or American Red Cross
    • Acceptable CPR may be from American Heart Association CPR/AED or American Red Cross CPR/AED
    • Acceptable FA Certification may be from American Red Cross FA or National Safety Council
  • Oxygen Administration certification from American Red Cross preferred
  • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards. 

Please submit resume and/or employment application and proof of certifications to:

Scott Reiners, Aquatics Director – Wayne YMCA

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