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Lifeguard

Company: YMCA of Greenwich
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Knowledge and Skills: Thorough knowledge and application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques An understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies and procedures Customer Service skills Leadership and decision-making skills General Function A lifeguard is responsible for supervision, control, and safety in and around the swimming pool during all programs. In addition, a lifeguard should possess a high degree of safety consciousness accompanied by a mature understanding that his/her primary objective should be the prevention of accidents. Qualifications Must be 17 years of age or older. Must be a current certified lifeguard by American Red Cross. Hold a current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Must be willing to work evenings and weekends. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
Responsibilities Excellent customer service is expected at all times. Follow the appropriate sitting and rotation schedule according to the number of lifeguards required by protocol in each pool. Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations regarding supervision, safety and sanitation including daily vacuuming of the pool and maintaining a clean pool deck free of equipment. Lifeguards are responsible for enforcing the pool schedule. Log daily swimming pool chemistry. Tests as many times as required in each pool. As a first responder, using the Y appropriate incident report form, able to write a full report of any accident, rescue, potential danger, incident, etc. and distribute to the Aquatics Director and Director of Human Resources. Keep abreast of current information relating to lifeguarding and aquatic safety. Readiness to move bulkhead as many times as required according to the established schedule. Participate in regular in-service training sessions and attend staff meetings. Conduct swim tests as required.

Keywords: YMCA of Greenwich, Greenwich , Lifeguard, Other , Greenwich, Connecticut

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