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Lifeguard - Charlotte Avenue

Location: Rock Hill
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Charlotte Avenue YMCA - Rock Hill, SC

Position Type
Part Time


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


Under supervision of the Aquatics Director or Head Lifeguard and consistent with the Christian mission of the YMCA, the lifeguard is responsible for supervision of swimmers during recreational and fitness swims; administers First Aid, exercises control of the swimmers and maintains all safety and sanitation procedures according to the policies of the Upper Palmetto Aquatics Department and State Swimming Pool Operations Codes. The Lifeguard will assist the Aquatic Director with various branch activities such as special events and other activities that occur on various occasions.

  • Responsible for the safety of facility patrons
  • Maintains a constant surveillance of the pool area
  • Enforces all of the facility's policies, rules and regulations
  • Responds to patron inquiries and concerns as well as provides branch information as needed
  • Inspects the aquatic facility on a daily schedule and reports unsafe conditions and equipment to supervisor.
  • Completes records and reports regarding the following:
  • Patron attendance
  • Water chemistry
  • Incidents and accidents
  • Maintains effective relationships with the members, participants and other staff
  • Participates in all staff meetings and in-service trainings
  • Conducts aquatic facility maintenance as assigned
  • Maintains a safe, clean, well-supervised pool area that welcomes participation
  • Team work is promoted and demonstrated
  • Communicates aquatics programs, rules and regulations
  • Other duties as needed


    • Must be at least 15 years old
    • Must have a current nationally recognized Lifeguard Certifications to include: American Red Cross, YMCA, ILTP Ellis, Starguard, and Boy Scouts of American Lifeguarding Certification. If not American Red Cross Lifeguard Certified, must complete the American Red Cross Lifeguard course in the first 120 days of employment.
    • Current certification in the following:
    • Professional CPR
    • First Aid
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • O2 (If you do not currently have this certification, must obtain within 30 days of hire or at first available training)
    • Must present a professional, mature image, and have excellent interpersonal communication skills.
    • Must have a positive attitude and desire to achieve the mission of the Upper Palmetto YMCA.
    • Walking, carrying, sitting, seeing, hearing, crouching, lifting (25 pounds), pushing, kneeling, standing and speaking
    • Must be able to accomplish the following...
    • Remaining alert, with no lapses of consciousness
    • Sit for extended periods including in an elevated chair
    • Communicate with others immediately when responding to an emergency
    • Hear noises and distress signals
    • Observe all assigned areas of the pool or water park
    • Perform all needed rescues, resuscitation and survival skills
    • Think in abstract, solve problems, make quick decisions
    • Have adequate memory skills
    • Act swiftly in an emergency

      I recognize that I have read the job description. I understand that I will not work more than my scheduled hours per week without prior permission from my immediate supervisor. I realize that my regular working hours, position, major responsibilities and immediate supervisor may change at any time at the discretion of the employer.

Keywords: UPPER PALMETTO YMCA, Rock Hill , Lifeguard - Charlotte Avenue, Other , Rock Hill, South Carolina

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