Position: Lifeguards


Job Description: Lifeguards at the New Rochelle YMCA represent our commitment with ensuring the safety of our members and guests. Under the guidance of the Program Director, a lifeguard is responsible for recognizing hazardous situations, preventing member/guest injury, conducting rescues in the pool and providing care both in and out of the aquatics center. To be a lifeguard you need to be ready to respond to any number of situations in and out of the water at a moment’s notice. Prospective lifeguards should be capable swimmers and certified to conduct rescues and to provide care by an accredited agency.


  • Current lifeguard certification through the American Red Cross, YMCA or other accredited agency (within 2 years).
  • Current CPR/AED certification (within 1 year).
  • Age 16 and above.
  • Capable of swimming 300 yards continuously.
  • Capable of lifting 100 lbs.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct surveillance of the pool, pool deck and surrounding area, making sure to check all areas for potential hazards or patrons who need assistance.
  • Coordinate response to situations including active/passive drownings and patron injuries/illnesses.
  • Monitor pool deck for potentially hazardous conditions including testing pool chemical balance, weather conditions and deck obstructions.
  • Enforce pool rules and regulations to ensure patron safety.
  • Provide care including first aid for patrons who need assistance.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Required Certifications

  • Lifeguarding
  • CPR/AED from within 1 year

Salary: $13/hour part-time


Lifeguard shifts are available Mondays through Fridays from 5:30AM to 9:30PM, Saturdays from 6:00PM to 6:30PM and Sundays from 8:00AM to 3:30PM.

How to apply:

Leave a copy of your resume at the front desk or contact Zachary Swierat, Senior Program Director at zswierat@ymca-cnw.org.