Lifeguard - Towson (Orokawa)

300 W Chesapeake Ave, Towson, MD 21204, USA Req #2714
Wednesday, April 24, 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 supervision of the Swim Director or other assigned associate, Lifeguard 1 is responsible for the safety, cleanliness, and operation of the swimming pool during operating hours.  The primary function of the Lifeguard 1 will be to safeguard the health and safety of members, class participants, and guests; and enforce guidelines and safety policies.



  • Reports to work in uniform a minimum of ten minutes prior to assigned shift in order to receive communications and instructions from supervisor or previous lifeguard. 
  • Attend regular in-service training.
  • Responsible for safety of all swimmers during shift and for the interpretation and enforcement of all pool rules.
  • Responsible for chemical reading of pool conditions according to bathing code.  Adjusts pool as necessary.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of the pool area and equipment and notifying the supervisor of any needed repairs or adjustments.  May perform needed repairs as qualified
  • Prepares the program/service area with necessary equipment and returns all equipment to proper storage.
  • Actively engages, orients and assists all participants when not actively guarding.
  • Focus on quality experiences and engagement within programs, services, and activities
  • Promotes a professional image and maintains a clean and safe environment at all times.
  • 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.


Lifeguard 1 will meet the qualifications set forth by the Y in Central Maryland. Associates shall be of good character and reputation; capable of carrying out assigned responsibilities; capable of accepting training and supervision; and capable of communicating effectively both orally and in writing as applicable to the job responsibility.  Minimum qualifications include:


  • Current lifeguard certification
  • Current CPR/AED/O2/First Aid certification (or O2 within 30 days of hire)
  • Successful completion and passing of the Y in Central Maryland  swim test
  • Flexible Schedule, days, nights and weekends
  • Completion of new associate training (including Child Abuse Prevention) before scheduled to work
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