Summer Lifeguard

West Chester Area YMCA, 605 Airport Rd, West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #3477
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

We are a diverse community joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

With more than 60,000 members across Chester County, our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of the communities we serve. In addition, our volunteers, staff, members and donors are all united by a deep commitment to continually strengthen Chester County.

Job Title: Lifeguard
Branch: West Chester Area YMCA
Pay Class: Part Time
Shifts: All shifts available from 5am-9pm M-F, 7am-7pm Sat/Sun
Rate: $14.00

About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine: The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all. 


Position Purpose:  The lifeguard is responsible for the guarding and safety of members and program participants within all aquatic facilities.  This role will be responsible for carrying out and enforcing aquatic policies and procedures in compliance with statutes as described by the State of Pennsylvania, the YMCA of the USA, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, the lifeguard licensing agency Ellis and Associates, and YMCA insurance representative. 



  • Maintains active surveillance of the pool area. 
  • Knows, understands and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic areas. 
  • Acts professionally and responsibly when communicating with members, co-workers and the public. 
  • Consistently enforces all pool rules at all times with courtesy and fairness. 
  • Assists with maintaining a clean facility by following the down duties and other responsibilities while on rotation away from actively lifeguarding. 
  • Knows and reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures; completes related reports as required. 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.  


  • At least 15 years of age or older 
  • Ellis Lifeguard Certification (Ellis Lifeguard Training course is available through the YMCA) 
  • Up to 2 hours of additional training required every month 


  • Making a difference in a person’s life every day. 
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment  
  • Working for a diverse and inclusive community-based non-profit 
  • Opportunities for training and advancement 
  • Free Family Membership (all members of the family membership must live in the same household)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly