Indoor Pools, part-time, all shifts available (morning, afternoon, evening, weekday, weekend)

Position Summary:
Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with Y policies and procedures. On-deck shifts normally do not exceed 4 hours per day.

Essential Functions:

1. Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area
2. Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with Y policies and procedures, completes related reports as required
3. Maintains effective relationships with the members, participants and other staff
4. Knows, understands and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool(s) and aquatic area
5. Maintains accurate records as required by the Y and/or the state Health Department code
6. Performs equipment checks and ensure appropriate equipment is available as needed
7. Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving
8. Performs chemical testing as required, and takes appropriate action if needed
9. Attends all staff meetings and training as required


1. Minimum age of 16
2. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification
3. Current StarGuard, YMCA Lifeguarding or Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification (Not certified yet? We offer StarGuard training at the Y.)
4. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness
5. Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards

Physical Demands:

1. Ability to pass lifeguard water test
2. Must be able to remain alert
3. Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods
4. Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals
5. Ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear vision
6. Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue
7. Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distances


Fill out an Employment Application and e-mail it to or mail it to us at 601 Riverview Drive, South Sioux City, Nebraska 68776. You can also stop in at the Y and complete an application in person at any time during normal business hours. Please include current certifications.

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