Jr. Lifeguard

Earn volunteer hours, learn new skills and make new friends.

Water Watcher – Ages 12-14
$50

Engage, assist and greet members, help maintain the pool area and assist with special events. Water Watchers must be certified in First Aid and CPR training (included in the fee) before volunteering.

Junior Lifeguard – Ages 15-16
$70

Engage, assist and greet members, swim lessons, assist the lifeguards with swim tests and enforce pool rules. Junior Lifeguards must be certified in YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistant (YASA- included in the fee) before volunteering.

Responsibilities include:

  • Engaging and assisting members
  • Assisting with swim lessons and water aerobics classes
  • Assisting the Lifeguard with swim tests
  • Maintaining the pool area
  • Enforcing pool rules
  • Greeting Members
  • Assisting with special events

Additional Information:

Once certified in the appropriate course, Water Watchers and Junior Lifeguards must schedule an interview with the Aquatics Director before eligible to volunteer.

Water Watchers and Junior Lifeguards who complete 80 volunteer hours will receive half off a lifeguard training course. Those who complete 160 hours (40 of which must be obtained while YASA certified) will qualify for a free lifeguard class!

Participants must wear a solid black swimsuit while volunteering (one-piece suit for females).

*All participants must sign a release and hold harmless waiver when registering to participate in this program.