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YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne Lifeguard - Central YMCA in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job Summary:

The Central Branch YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is seeking an attentive and responsible lifeguard to join our team.

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the lifeguard is responsible for ensuring safe, clean, and secure conditions for the indoor pool as well as the surrounding areas.

This also includes creating a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in and around the pool in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Starting pay range: $9 to $9.75/hr depending on experience

Hours Available:

  • Monday - Saturday

  • Mornings and Evenings


  • Central Branch YMCA - Downtown - 1020 Barr Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Personal Requirements:

  • Minimum of 16 years of age.

  • Reliable transportation to attend work.

  • Promote and incorporate the YMCA core values and mission into all aspects of the job and in the community.

  • Able to fulfill all demands in spirit, mind, and body as a certified lifeguard in accordance with YMCA standards

  • Demonstrates effective communication and listening skills.

  • Welcoming, positive, service-oriented attitude serving diverse groups of adults in regard to age, ethnicity, gender, race, economic status, religion, etc.

  • Team player willing to contribute to the culture, mission, and values of the YMCA.

Required Certifications:

  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

  • First Aid

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard

  • Emergency Oxygen

If training is needed, indicate that when you fill out the application

YMCA will cover the cost of lifeguard training and required certifications if:

  • it is taken within our association

  • potential candidates meet pre-hire screenings requirements, including a swim test

  • fulfill certain employment expectations

  • attend the training provided monthly

Employee Benefits:

  • Free individual membership at all YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne facilities (Allen, Whitley, Wells counties); part-time staff have the opportunity to add additional eligible members for a small cost. Variety of free and discounted YMCA programs are also available.

  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account