Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

POSITION SUMMARY: Maintain a safe swimming environment in the pool, on the deck and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


  1. -Lifeguards need to maintain constant surveillance of the pool area, using proper scanning technique.
  2. -Lifeguards are prepared to be first responder to all medical emergencies in the building in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.
  3. -Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  4. -Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state health department code.
  5. -Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed. Continually checks the pool for hazardous conditions.
  6. -Lifeguards are to maintain a safe and clean aquatic deck area, including but not limited to picking up equipment after open swim use, picking up trash, cleaning the deck and other areas like, hallway and locker rooms at appropriate times.


    -15 years old or older

    -Integrity and ability to work independently with attention to detail required.

    -Demonstrated leadership, dependability and flexibility in work hours.

    -Afternoons, Evenings and/or weekends shifts.

    -Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

    -Background checks will be performed.

    -Lifeguard Certified. (Lifeguard certification courses are available at no charge to you thanks to a generous grant from McCook Community Foundation Fund.)

    -Professional CPR/AED and First Aid

How to Apply:

-Visit  to fill out an online application. Stop by the front desk at 901 W E St, McCook, NE, 69001 to apply in person.

Notice to All Applicants: The YMCA enforces its policies and practices to prevent child abuse.

Allegations or suspicions of child abuse are taken very seriously at the YMCA and will be reported to the proper authorities for investigation. We have abuse reporting procedures, there are unscheduled visits from supervisors, we have an open door for parents, and we have a code of conduct for staff. We minimize opportunities for abuse to occur and we talk with children about personal safety and touching limits. We also screen carefully to prevent abusers from being hired and we provide child abuse prevention training to staff.

Additional Info

Job Type : Part-time

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