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YMCA of Greenville Opening Lifeguard in Greenville, South Carolina

The YMCA of Greenville is a dynamic and rapidly growing association that seeks to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.

We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become.

We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality.

We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world.

We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential.

We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

The Lifeguard ensures safety in YMCA pools and aquatics areas to all members, guests, and program participants, enforces rules and guidelines in accordance with YMCA policies, responds to member and guest needs, provides customer service, and maintains a safe aquatics environment.

This position is for opening lifeguard shifts from 4:45am to 8:00am

  • Communicates and enforces aquatics rules and guidelines to insure a safe working environment.

  • Properly opens, performs daily tasks, and closes aquatics area each day according to Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Provides excellent service to members, guests, and program participants.

  • Maintains a clean, safe, fully stocked and well organized work area.

  • Handles and resolves aquatics concerns and informs supervisor of unusual situations or unresolved issues.

  • Provides accurate, appropriate, and immediate responses to all requests by members/guests.

  • Works without constant direct supervision and remains at assigned post for extended periods of time.

  • Maintains a positive attitude and contributes toward a quality work environment.

  • Maintains positive relations at all times with members, participants, and co-workers.

  • Current lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, & AED Certification. (American Red Cross or YMCA)

  • One year of relevant experience.

  • Able to communicate and enforce policies and procedures to members, program participants, and guests.

  • Able to react quickly and properly in emergency situations.

  • Must have enthusiasm and possess excellent customer service skills.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Complete Blood Bourne Pathogen and Child Abuse Prevention training within first 30-days of employment.

Lifeguard Certification is required prior to being hired as a lifeguard. If you do not have your Lifeguarding Certification, the YMCA of Greenville does offer Lifeguard Certification Classes. For more information on the classes, please visit our website at

ID: 2021-2997

Post End Date: 6/6/2021

Street: 721 Cleveland St