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Lifeguard

Weingart YMCA Wellness & Aquatic Center

The Weingart YMCA Wellness & Aquatic Center is seeking out an energetic but safety conscious individual with an outstanding and professional attitude. Under the supervision of the Aquatic Director and Head Staff, the Lifeguard is responsible for maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas as well as creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Hours and Salary

$10.50 per hour; Part Time, about 0-20 hours per week. Non-Exempt

Location

9900 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90044

Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Mandatory Certifications:  Current YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguarding, American Safety & Health Institute or American Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR for the Professional Rescuer and American Safety & Health Institute, American Red Cross or American Heart Association Standard/Community First Aid certifications
  • Certified American Red Cross Lifeguards will obtain YMCA Lifeguarding Certification within 90 days of hire, effective January 1st, 2014.
  • Ability to maintain required certification.
  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.

Condition of Employment:

  • Pre-employment Physical Assessment is listed below and on our website.  Candidate must be able to perform the following:

o Phase 1:

  • Tread water for 2 minutes
  • Swim 250 yards of front crawl

o Phase 2:

  • Swim 50 yards of each:

• Front crawl with the head up
• Breaststroke
• Breaststroke with the head up
• Inverted breaststroke kick with hands on the stomach

  • Perform a feet-first surface-dive in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility). Then swim underwater for 15 feet.

o Phase 3:

  • Starting in the shallow end of the water, sprint for a distance of approximately 60 feet then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 8 to 10 feet (or maximum depth of training facility).
  • Pick up an object (dive ring) from the bottom of pool, surface and tread water for at least one minute with legs only, replace the object back to the bottom of the pool where it was found.
  • Swim the remaining length to end of pool, and hoist yourself out of water.
  • Immediately begin CPR on an adult manikin for 2 minutes, stand and listen to directions from instructor.

o Phase 4

  • Successfully complete 2 given scenarios.

YMCA LIFEGUARD TRAINING POOL INSTRUCTOR GUIDE: WATER TEST PART 4- SLIPS FOR NONSWIMMING SCENARIOS
1) A large Man is struggling by the side of the pool, too far from the side for him to make it to safety by himself
2) A child in a swimming class has let go of the kickboard near the side of the pool and is panicking
3) A nonswimmer moving from the shallow end has gone under the rope and is in the deep end, 3’ from the edge of the pool
4) You are one of two lifeguards on duty for a very busy open swim and the other lifeguard is being inattentive and is not reacting to dangerous situations.
YMCA LIFEGUARD TRAINING POOL INSTRUCTOR GUIDE: WATER TEST PART 2- SLIPS FOR NONBREATHING, UNRESPONSIVE VICTIM SCENARIOS
1) While guarding, you suddenly notice a person is submerged just below the guard chair
2) A swimmer begins to have convulsions and slides underwater
3) Lap swimmer suddenly stops and is face-down in the pool not moving
4) Elderly man gets out of the pool and sits down on bench and then slumps to the deck; he is pale and his breathing is very faint

Responsibilities

How to Apply

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. Qualified applicant, please forward your cover letter and resume, with subject line "Aquatics Position" to JessicaBoyd@ymcala.org


Contact:
Jessica Boyd
Aquatics Coordinator
323-754-3191 ext. 2029
Jessicaboyd@ymcala.org