Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

Company : Name Linked Elmhurst YMCA
Job Locations US-IL-Elmhurst
Location : Address
211 W. First St.
Flexible schedules are available from Monday-Sunday, including days, nights, and weekends.

Keeping People Safe Around Water for 165 Years


Opportunities to work as a lifeguard, a swim instructor, or both!





The YMCA of Metro Chicago is hiring Lifeguards and Swim Instructors! Earn a $300 sign-on bonus upon achievement of your lifeguard certification and another $300 retention bonus after 6 months of employment as a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor. 


Salary range starts at $15.40 per hour

Flexible scheduling opportunities


Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including:

  • Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund 
  • Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities
  • Complimentary Family YMCA membership and a 25% employee discount on select programs
  • Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!


  • Lifeguards - Must be at least 15 years of age.
  • Swim Instructors - Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must succesfully complete water skills assessment. 
  • Must successfully complete the certification or have current YMCA or American Red Cross certification as well as current First Aid, AED, CPR and Oxygen Administration certifications
  • Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers
  • Ability to meet physical requirements based on job description

Child Abuse Prevention:

Support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

YMCA Vaccine Policy

We are committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs is granted.


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