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As a lifeguard at YMCA of the Rockies, you will explain safety rules to patrons, warn them about unsafe situations, and enforce policies on showers and proper attire. Lifeguards ensure the safety of patrons in the facility by preventing and responding to emergencies. You will play an instrumental role in maintaining facility cleanliness by inspecting swimming pool areas, locker rooms and restrooms. Lifeguards must maintain test-ready CPR/Lifeguarding/First Aid skills and will be required to attend regular trainings.

Dates Needed: Rolling application; apply with available dates. Priority dates are October 2022 – April 2023. Position available at Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch.

Essential Functions:

– Assess situations swiftly and make judicious decisions regarding the safety of swimmers. Top candidates are excellent communicators, swift and safety-minded.
– Warn swimmers regarding unsafe situations.
– Responding to emergencies and rescue swimmers in danger of drowning.
– Perform first aid.
– Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of the facility
– Maintain records and reports
– Remain alert with no periods of inattentiveness.
– Observe all sections of assigned zones.
– Uphold and adhere to the policies of the YMCA of the Rockies and the Program Department.
– Use a variety of cleaning chemicals and follow proper cleaning procedures to clean the pool facility.
– Participate in all In-service trainings; be prepared, teachable and provide feedback when appropriate.
– Must be able to maintain all lifeguard skills and knowledge, or participate in remedial upon arrival.

Tagged as: Water Skills


- Current certification in Lifeguarding (American Red Cross, YMCA, Ellis or equivalent) and CPR/AED. Willing to certify for the right candidate.

About YMCA of the Rockies

YMCA of the Rockies is made up of two year-round family resorts and conference centers – Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch – and a traditional overnight summer camp for teens, Camp Chief Ouray. All are located in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and offer a variety of affordable lodging options so families and groups can connect with each other and create lifelong memories.

Application Instructions

Visit www.workintherockies.org and apply under, "Activities & Recreation Opportunities".