POSITION PURPOSEUnder direct supervision of the Aquatic Leader, the Lifeguard is expected to ensure a safe, clean and enjoyable aquatic environment for YMCA members and participants; ensure safety of all individuals in the pool area by being on deck, watching all activity in and around the pool, walking around the pool area, constantly remaining alert while on duty, enforcing all pool rules, recognize emergency situations, rescue individuals is stress, perform emergency care and contact emergency assistance when required; adhere to and enforce all YMCA Aquatic Safety Standards at all times. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS· Ensure safety and prevent injuries by supervising pool area.· Scan pool and pool area every 10 seconds and react immediately to signs of individuals in distress.· Maintain all aquatics/pools standards and rules. Ensure no distraction or interference with the ability to hear or see signs of distress.· Ensure that pool staffing is within YMCA standards before leaving the area or performing maintenance items. Ensure security upon arrival and departure.· Administer first aid to victims using OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Universal Precautions. Provide immediate care to sustain life until Emergency Medical Service arrives.· Maintain current certifications. Maintain physical fitness. Perform endurance swims, rescue procedures upon request.· Participate as a part of the aquatics staff team in providing a safe and enjoyable environment. Respect others by arriving on time and in accordance with schedule.· Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.· Provide excellent service to members and participants.· Communicate all pool rules and ensure that you are accessible and identifiable.· Maintain pool logs, incident/accident reports, locker room checks and other documents as required.· Perform pool maintenance duties in accordance with OSHA Hazardous Materials Precautions. Hose down pool deck, put away all equipment. Perform water quality testing.· Ensure safety and cleanliness in pool area.· Inform supervisor and staff of equipment need, water testing results and temperature. ROLE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS· Minimum 16 years of age with current ARC Lifeguard/Water Park, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Administering Emergency Oxygen certifications.· Ability to use water chemistry test kit.