Pre-Lifeguard - Ward

101 Walter Ward Blvd, Abingdon, MD 21009, USA ‚óŹ Harford County, MD, USA Req #2637
Monday, February 12, 2024

Overwhelmingly, people who decide they want to be a part of the Y in Central Maryland tell us they do so because it reflects their values and a conscious decision, they’ve made about how they choose to live their lives. The happiest and most fulfilled Y associates are those who are motivated to help others and who want to be a part of something larger than themselves.   If this speaks to your heart, then we invite you to join our team. Be a part of a charitable, mission-driven organization that works for individual and community well-being for all, for a better us.


Under the direction of the Regional Swim Director, the Pre Lifeguard associate is responsible for successfully completing all required training and certifications to become a certified lifeguard. This position is also responsible for assisting with safety, cleanliness and operation of the swimming pool during operating hours. The primary function of the Pre- Lifeguard associate will be general support to maintain safety for our members on the pool deck. 



  • Focus on quality experiences and engagement within programs, services, and activities 

  • Must have understanding of the age and stages of youth development, and work with children 

  • Support communication between associates and members/parents 

  • Informing proper leaders of operating challenges, equipment/supply needs, and/or conflicts during operating hours (either with members and/or associates) 

  • Enforces Y in Central Maryland policies, guidelines, and best practices

  • Encourage member engagement and outstanding member experience 

  • Foster an environment that is positive and motivating to families, children, and peers.

  • Effectively coordinate facility usage for assigned programs and activities

  • Supports center’s annual support campaign and provide leadership support to associate giving and engagement 

  • Ability to work with diverse population, all ages, genders, and sexual orientations

  • Attend and actively participate in all meetings as assigned 

  • Incorporate the four character values of the YMCA:  Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and adhere to the YCM Code of Conduct

  • Communicate the Y mission and objectives to the community.

  • Assist in all other areas as assigned.

The Y in Central Maryland provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Moreover, the Y is firmly committed to celebrating and achieving diversity and inclusion in all we do. We strive to be an anti-racist organization and expect all associates to treat others with respect, kindness and dignity, at all times. Thank you for considering working for the Y in Central Maryland. If being a part of our cause feels right for you, we hope you will join us.

Other details

  • Job Family Swim/Aquatics
  • Pay Type Hourly