Lifeguards - Accepting Applications Only
The YMCA of Orange County - Newport Beach, CA

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We are currently accepting applications only for this job description. We are not actively interviewing for this position at this time.

Part Time – Non Exempt

$9.5 - $12

Be part of our Cause

The YMCA of Orange County staff are committed to teaching youth positive life skills, values and the importance of giving back. In our communities, our staff support and strengthen families by offering quality experiences that are affordable and life-enriching. Our staff encourage participation by all members of our community and create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best. Each day, we work side-by-side with others to strengthen the foundations of our communities.

The YMCA of Orange County has an immediate need for Lifeguards in the Newport Area. A lifeguard is Responsible for pool area safety, enforces pool rules, administers first aid, sets up and takes down equipment, and performs pool maintenance.

Hiring Criteria
The following are the minimum qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Education & Certifications : First Aid, CPR, and YMCA, Red Cross or other nationally-recognized Lifeguard certifications. Completion of in-water swimming and skills test required. High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

Experience & Background : Must be at least 16 years of age. Experience in customer service and aquatics; skill and background in life guarding, survival skills; knowledge of health and fitness, and childcare required.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills;
  • Strong customer and results orientation;
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures; and
  • Ability to be an effective member of project teams.


The YMCA of Orange County offers excellent benefits as part of our compensation package. Programs such as medical and dental insurance options are available for full-time staff. Program discounts, retirement, and complimentary use of YMCA facilities are offered to all employees.

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*Eligibility requirements, employee handbook and job description to be provided at hire. All candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.