You can become a lifeguard for the Marion Family YMCA.
Position Overview: Lifeguards are responsible to maintain safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck,
and surrounding areas. The lifeguard creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety
Position Requirements: Must be at least 16 years of age. Must have prior to hire and maintain
certifications in: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid, Emergency Oxygen, YMCA
Lifeguard or equivalent. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness. Must
demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with Y standards.
Lifeguard Certification: The Y holds Lifeguard Certification courses on a regular basis. If you take a
course at the Marion Family YMCA, obtain your Lifeguard Certification, and are hired at our Y; you will be
eligible for a refund of up to $100 of your fees upon meeting criteria for working a minimum number of
shifts. Participants in the Lifeguard Certification course must complete the following Physical Competency
Requirements on the first day of class to be eligible for certification: tread water for 2 minutes. Swim 100
yards of the front crawl, 50 yards of front crawl with the head up, sidestroke, breastroke, breastroke with
the head up, and elementary backstroke kick with hands on the chest. Perform a feetfirst surface dive in
8 to 10 feet of water (maximum depth of training facility). Then swim under water for 15 feet.
Participants must be 16 years old on the first day of the course.
Wage Range: $9.00 - $10.50 per hour
Lifeguards are eligible for wage increase incentives if work a minimum number of shifts per month.
Position Status & Information
Flexible schedule with shifts available 5:45 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday; 5:45 am to
9:00 pm Friday; 7:45 am – 6:00 pm Saturday; and 11:45 am to 8:00 pm Sunday.
YMCA Individual Membership
Recertification available in-house at no cost to you
Other Benefits per Personnel Policy
Additional Career Development Trainings and Opportunities
If you are currently a certified lifeguard, complete an employment application.
If you are not yet certified, sign up for our Lifeguard Certification Interest List by calling 740-
725-9622 or register online at marionymca.org/register – search for Lifeguard
MARION FAMILY YMCA * WOPAT YMCA CENTER
645 Barks Road East, Marion, OH 43302 (P) 740 725 9622 marionymca.org