23 days ago


New York, NY


Position Summary

The Lead Lifeguard will be responsible for ensuring the readiness and smooth operations of programming and practices at Aquatic locations (both at 92Y and off-site venues). This position supervises 92Y lifeguarding staff and provides on-deck customer service. The Lead Lifeguard must possess good organizational, communication and supervisory skills.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure adequate lifeguard coverage for 92Y pool(s) and off-site pools, as dictated by seasonal changes in the flow of business volume.
  • Manage lifeguard certification requirements.
  • Assist Senior Director of Aquatics in verifying and preparing lifeguard bi-weekly payrolls.
  • Minimum 10 hours weekly of deck supervision/guarding.
  • Serve as an emergency lifeguard and swim instructor when needed.
  • Ensure venues are swimmer-ready and compliant with Board of Health and safety standards.
  • During Camp season, act as a deck supervisor for all camp groups; including taking attendance, swim cap distribution and assisting with swim testing.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Education, Skills and Experience

  •  Current lifeguard, CPR/AED, WSI, LGI(preferred) and Lifeguard Management certification required.
  • Minimum three years’ experience working in aquatic management and customer service and/or fitness/athletic environment. Aquatics background is required.
  • Excellent and diplomatic communications skills.
  • Proven ability to perform well in a multi-faceted operation.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations.


17 hours/week based on seasonality and business volume. May include opening, closing and weekend shifts.