Lifeguard II (18+) - Torrance YMCA
Company: YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
Posted on: May 14, 2022
The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere
non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a
difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With
twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites,
the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment
where you will discover your passion, grow your career and make an
impact!We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty,
Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our
biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in
each of our branches and are looking for passionate and
enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact,
empower our community and deliver incredible programming!Position
DescriptionMaintains 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.Qualifications
Minimum age of 18.Current YMCA
Lifeguarding, American Safety & Health Institute or American Red
Cross or American Heart Association BLS for the Professional
Rescuer, Standard/Community First Aid certifications and Emergency
Oxygen Administration (Certified American Red Cross Lifeguards must
obtain YMCA Lifeguarding Certification within 90 days of hire).1-2
years lifeguard experience preferredAbility to maintain required
certification; Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with
- Provide continuous, uninterrupted scanning of pool and aquatic
- Follow Minimum Standards of Safety for Aquatic Activities
7.301. Understand and consistently enforce safety rules, policies
and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
- Perform equipment checks and ensure appropriate equipment is
available as needed.
- Use problem solving skills to make quick decisions, instruct,
evaluate, supervise, and recognize the potential for danger or
- Maintain effective, positive relationships with members,
participants and other staff.
- Review all emergency procedures and responds to emergency
situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and
procedures. Complete related reports as required.
- Maintain accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the
state Health Department code.
- Play an active role in continuing to identify ways to improve
- Continuously monitor aquatic area for hazardous or unsafe
conditions. Immediately report all hazardous or unsafe conditions
to management and takes appropriate action.
- Successfully complete and pass periodic aquatic safety
- Sustain and demonstrate the listed physical demands
below:Ability to perform the following:Tread water for 2 minutes
(legs only)Swim 250 yards of front crawl Swim 50 yards of
each:Front crawl with the head upBreaststrokeBreaststroke with the
head upElementary backstroke kick with hands on the chestPerform a
feet-first surface-dive in 8 to 10 feet of water (if branch
facility accommodates). Then swim underwater for 15 feet.Starting
in the shallow end of the water, sprint for a distance of
approximately 60 feet then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in
8 to 10 feet (if branch facility accommodates).Pick up an object
(dive ring) from the bottom of pool, surface and tread water for at
least one minute with legs only, replace the object back to the
bottom of the pool where it was found.Swim the remaining length to
end of pool, and hoist yourself out of water.Immediately begin CPR
on an adult manikin for 2 minutes, stand and listen to directions
- Sit for extended periods of time in an elevated chair. Must
remain alert and focused on the entire zone of responsibility for
extended periods of time, even under conditions of high heat and
humidity, with no lapses in consciousness. Move safely to various
locations, including entering and exiting an elevated chair, while
scanning the zone of responsibility.
- Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress
signals. Must understand that significant background noise exists
in all indoor and outdoor aquatic environments.
- Ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear
- Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a
water rescue. Communicate with others immediately when responding
to an incident or an emergency. Must be able to communicate
verbally, including projecting their voice across distances;
communicate swiftly and clearly with emergency personnel over the
telephone and or in person; and effectively give and receive
- Perform all rescue, resuscitation, and survival skills.
- Act swiftly in an emergency and take action even when unsure
whether a person is really in danger.
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