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YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatics III,Lifeguard Coordinator in Sammamish, Washington


Job Summary

We are looking for a trustworthy leader who want to make positive connections with members, has a keen eye for safety, and set the tone for a safe environment for kids and families. You will play a key role in ensuring safety standards are met – in the water and on the deck, engaging members and providing leadership as needed for the onboarding and training of new Lifeguards and doing admin tasks such as creating the staff schedule. You have the ability to lead others and exercise great judgement.


  1. Provides leadership and support to branch Lifeguards including conducting effective onboarding and training for new employees.

  2. Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, on deck and surrounding areas. Prevents accidents by maintaining constant observation of the pool area, enforcing health and safety rules and maintaining emergency readiness. May perform duties related to opening or closing the pool.

  3. Develops positive relationships with participants and parents encouraging involvement and identifying potential volunteers.

  4. Assists as needed with pool administration including the creation of the pool/lifeguard schedule.

  5. Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the “safe-in-six” model. Completes related reports as required.

  6. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

  7. Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action.

  8. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.

  9. Performs routine maintenance of the pool and surrounding areas to ensure cleanliness.

  10. Checks pool and rescue equipment and promptly reports any problems.

  11. Sets up and stores equipment for recreational swims and assists instructors with set up.

  12. Maintains aquatic program areas and equipment with a high attention to cleanliness and safety.

  13. Conveys basic information on YMCA programs and schedules to members and, as appropriate, refers members to other YMCA programs and/or staff.

  14. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required. Leads meetings as required.

  15. Other duties as assigned.

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you are a certified Lifeguard, display positive communication skills, thrive on working with members and staff, and can step up to offer support at the first sign it's needed. You have the desire and energy to make a positive impact in the daily lives of the people in our community.


  1. 18 years of age or older

  2. Current state approved first-aid certification.

  3. Current state approved CPR certification – Pro or Basic Life Support.

  4. Lifeguard certification – YMCA or Red Cross.

    1. YMCA of Greater Seattle scanning training or equivalent
    1. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  1. Must be observant and able to react calmly, quickly and with good judgment in an emergency.
  • If Red Cross certified, must complete Y Lifeguard certification class within 90 days of hire.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. As an employee you also recieve a YMCA membership.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

Pool, Beach, Lifeguard, Life, Guard, Aquatics

ID 2019-8755

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Sammamish Community YMCA

Category Aquatics

Address 831 228th NE