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Lifeguard Work Study

The YMCA of Northern Colorado is looking for year round Lifeguards at our pools in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Johnstown. Our Lifeguards serve as advocates for the safety and wellbeing of our members and guests, and you will ensure that the Y's pools are a friendly, welcoming environment for all to play, learn and build confidence in the water. Your responsibilities will include ensuring the safety of participants while they are in or near the pool or hot tub, general maintenance and cleanliness of the pool, chemical testing, and general problem-solving. You'll need to relate positively to a variety of people including other staff, members, program participants, and children.
If you are not a certified lifeguard please check out our lifeguard classes at
In general, our YMCA pools are open:
  • Monday - Thursday: 5 am - 9:45 pm
  • Friday: 5 am - 7:45 pm
  • Saturday: 6:45 am - 7:45 pm
  • Sunday: 7:45 am - 7:45 pm
  • Minimum of 16 years of age. If you are 15 please apply as a Junior Lifeguard.
  • Current ARC/YMCA Lifeguard, First Aid, AED, Emergency Oxygen and CPR-PR Certifications
  • Professional, alert, courteous, and tactful
  • Blood Borne Pathogens within 30 days of being hired
Salary range is $15.00-18.50/hr based on experience. In addition, we offer a +10% differential for bilingual staff who test as fluent in Spanish and English.

AND OUR BENEFITS ROCK. We are family friendly, work life balance forward and our benefits prove it. All YMCA part time staff serving 10+ hours each week are eligible to receive free family membership, and discounts from 50% to 100% off YMCA of Northern Colorado Programs (including personal training, youth sports/swim, afterschool/preschool care). Sick time is earned from day one and we make contributions of 10% of your salary to the YMCA Retirement Fund for eligible staff.

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