Become a Lifeguard
The Cook County YMCA is currently hiring part-time lifeguards. To gain a YMCA lifeguard position, applicants must hold a current lifeguard certification or be able to complete a lifeguard certification class at the YMCA. Apply today!

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course dates coming soon! The course is free if the candidate is hired for a lifeguard position.

Job Responsibilities
A YMCA lifeguard monitors pool activities and ensures member safety. Lifeguards need to possess knowledge of rescue procedures and emergency medical procedures. To help prevent incidents, lifeguards must enforce all safety guidelines as outlined by the YMCA. To ensure safety, lifeguards must remain alert throughout an entire shift. A lifeguard may need to possess a pre-employment physical and a skills test. Additional job duties a lifeguard performs include preparing activity and incident reports and performing pool maintenance.

*FREE lifeguard class is available when becoming an employee of the YMCA. Join our dynamic team of employees dedicated to the safety and service of pool visitors. Work in a fun environment and connect to others in a healthy community. Contribute daily to the mission as part of a cause-driven non-profit organization. Benefits also include a free membership and reduced rates on programs.

How To Apply
View the complete job description and apply online: YMCA Jobs. Choose the position titles "Cook County YMCA Lifeguard".
For questions, contact Betsy Blaisdell at or 218-387-3386 ext 503.

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