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Part-Time Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor

JOB TITLE: Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

REPORTS TO: Aquatics Manager

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor is responsible for the prevention of accidents as well as the minimization and elimination of hazardous conditions in all Aquatics areas. In addition, the Lifeguard/Swim Instructor will demonstrate competency to teach and lead specific skills and activities in the water.


  • Maintain constant surveillance of patrons in the facility.
  • Act immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
  • Provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Present a professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintain a high standard of customer service.
  • Attend mandatory meetings and training sessions as scheduled.
  • Maintain a clean facility performing house cleaning duties.
  • Instruct and evaluate students participating in swim lessons.
  • Responsible for the safety of participants in their own class.
  • Begin and end class on time, remain after class to answer participant and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies.
  • Submit completed report cards, skills sheets and attendance information on time.
  • Perform water chemical balance tests prior to and after swim lessons.
  • All other duties as assigned and appropriate.

    • 16 years of age or older.
    • Ability to work independently and possess energy and enthusiasm.
    • Ability to positively interact with the general public.
    • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification.
    • American Red Cross First Aid for the Professional Rescuer Certification.
    • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.
    • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification preferred.
    • CPO preferred.
    • Previous aquatic experience is preferred.
    • Knowledge of and the ability to demonstrate skills in swim lessons instruction.
    • Ability to demonstrate skills as required for class content and use teaching aids such as kickboards, diving rings, lifejackets, etc.

    SCHEDULE/COMPENSATION: This is part-time position that will require approximately 20 hours per week. Compensation will be $11.00 per hour.

    DISCLAIMER: The information presented above indicates the general nature or level or work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.


    • Successful candidate must submit to background check, drug test, and post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
    • Must maintain certification status.


    • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
    • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
    • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

    The YWCA Pueblo will provide additional training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

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