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Date Posted:
Apr 1, 2021

Closing Date:
Apr 16, 2021

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How to Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter to: Randi McMann, Supervisor; Aquatics Email:

Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce

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Job Description:

START DATE: As soon as possible

ROLE: Direct on-deck supervision of designated area or program(s).

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS - including but not limited to the following:

Lifeguard Role:

  • Create a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all members, participants and coworkers
  • Approach and manage challenging situations calmly, while seeking a win/win resolution and being responsive to others’ needs
  • Manage position, recognize and prevent unsafe situations by continually scanning

Perform other duties as assigned; including but not limited to the following (both positions):

  • Ensure all qualifications/certifications are kept current
  • Maintain proper physical conditioning and knowledge of lifesaving principles and techniques put forth by the YMCA, and the Lifesaving Society
  • In an emergency situation, alert team members to situation; administer first aid as required, and perform necessary follow-up procedures including documentation
  • Be familiar with and available to implement and/or assist in facility emergency & operational procedures
  • Administration duties as required
  • Effectively support other staff and volunteers in the performance of their role; work with them as required and assist in their professional development
  • Inform supervisor of any questions, problems or concerns that arise; ask for help when needed
  • Other duties as required



  • Current National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Award
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR-C/AED Certification (St. John’s, Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol) an asset, training can be provided
  • Aquatic Supervisor Training certification an asset but not required
  • Current and satisfactory Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

LOCATION: YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce Health, Fitness & Aqutics Facility

HOURS: Flexible, full time and part time available 

WAGE RANGE: Commensurate with education and experience

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Randi McMann, Supervisor; Aquatics



Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.  We are committed to an environment that is barrier free.  If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.


Work Site Location:

Owen Sound

Minimum Requirements / Work Experience:

Current NLS

Education Required:


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