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Job Title:
Aquatic Lead
Everett YMCA
Full-time, 40 hours per week
$13.81-$15.66 per hour, DOE
Days & Hours:
Education & Experience

• Minimum age 18
• Must demonstrate lifeguard and swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards
• At least one year teaching learn-to-swim lessons
• Current First Aid, CPRPRO (BLS), AED and O2 certifications
• Current YMCA Lifeguard or RLSS, CRC, ARC Lifeguard
• YMCA Swim Instructor certification or equivalent
• Fluency in second language desired

Required Skills

• Ability to pass lifeguard water test
• Must be able to remain alert
• Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods
• Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals
• Ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear vision
• Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue
• Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations
• Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques
• Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child (50 pounds)
• Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness
• Basic computer knowledge and skills

Physical Demands:
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


Create a safe, positive and inclusive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies, practices and procedures. Maintain safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Provide direct leadership, instruction and motivation for participants in a culturally sensitive way for swimming classes/programs. Lead aquatic activities and/or private lessons, providing excellent service to members in a safe, enjoyable, and positive environment. Provide direction for the program and staff. Create staff schedules and provide department administrative support as needed.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
• Assist in onboarding new staff
• Create staff schedules and department administrative support
• Maintain constant surveillance of the pool area
• Know, review, and follow all emergency procedures and respond to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures, complete related reports as required
• Develop and maintain positive effective relationships with our diverse members, participants and other staff
• Know, understand, and consistently apply safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool/aquatic area
• Maintain accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code
• Perform equipment checks and ensure appropriate equipment is available as needed
• Check the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving
• Perform chemical testing at appropriate times of the day, as required, and take appropriate action
• Other duties as assigned

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies


Janette Parent

Submission Instructions

To Apply, Use the: "Apply Now" button below and complete the online application. Then submit cover letter, resume and three professional references in email to:
Janette Parent
Senior Aquatic Director
with: "Aquatic Lead" in the subject line.

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