Rewarding workplace with pleasant staff and reasonable schedule
Lifeguard (huidige medewerker) – Bethesda, MD – 28 december 2016
As a lifeguard the, it is expected that one maintains constant vigilance and keeps an eye on the customers to ensure their safety throughout the day. The schedules do change, so the management has to be prepared to call in substitutes, and people will look to you sometimes to fulfill that requirement. One must use their breaks to refresh themselves, and cannot leave suddenly in the middle of a shift, as it inconveniences those who also have schedules. Other than keeping watch over the customers, ones must be willing to maintain the overall condition of the pool
Some problems communication between coworkers and managers
Lifeguard (voormalige medewerker) – Glen Ellyn, IL – 20 maart 2018
The management was very poor and there was not a lot of communication between co-workers and their leaders or each other. Was only there for a short time because lack of work opportunities and not a lot of pay.
Lifeguard (voormalige medewerker) – Alvin, TX – 19 maart 2018
Poor quality equipment. Lacking consistent management. Breaks were short and there were few of them. You can pretty much make your own schedule and switch off with other lifeguards if you can’t make your shift.
Lifeguard (huidige medewerker) – Green Bay, WI – 19 maart 2018
Great part time relaxed job with the opportunity to meet a lot of great people. One forms many great relationships with patrons of the YMCA and form good relationships with other employees of the YMCA.
Lifeguard (voormalige medewerker) – Greenville, OH – 18 maart 2018
A typical day was VERY slow or TOO much. Nobody liked working there. They treated you poorly. Did not care about you or your schedule. Would force you to work if you were sick and could not leave to go to the bathroom.
Lifeguard Supervisor (voormalige medewerker) – Oak Cliff, TX – 17 maart 2018
Working as a lifeguard has long hot days during the summer. I learned a lot about working with people and in a fast-paced environment. Management was friendly but was not very structured at the time I was there. The culture was pretty lazy. The hardest part was staying vigilant in the heat. The most enjoyable was meeting cool families and guests who came to the pool.
Lifeguard (voormalige medewerker) – Cedar Park, TX – 16 maart 2018
An average day at work involved setting up pool facilities, cleaning and maintaining equipment and grounds, and organizing/coordinating pool operations. The job was very rewarding and the culture is one that facilitates community and a friendly atmosphere.
Lifeguard (huidige medewerker) – Lansing, MI – 13 maart 2018
being a lifeguard isnt bad but can be stressful if something goes down. the pool room is pretty hot sitting at around 86 all the time. just make sure you get good sleep cause watching people swim you can get really bored and might fall asleep
Lifeguard (voormalige medewerker) – Cary, NC – 7 maart 2018
Very long, boring shifts. Most of the time it was cool because you got to play with kids during the summer, and it's a lot of fun to create some excitement for the little people. But besides that it was very slow and hot.
Lifeguard (voormalige medewerker) – Coatesville, PA – 5 maart 2018
A confusing and stressful environment where rules are to be strictly enforced, but not always respected by many members. Supervisor I was under was new to the facility and things weren't run smoothly which led me to leave.
Lifeguard (voormalige medewerker) – Denver, CO – 1 maart 2018
I was a student employee my hours were 20 or less a week Acquired 3 certifications for free there manager personal taught me hardest part was trying to reason with the high school students Colleagues were always fun to hang with
Swim Instructor/Life Guard (voormalige medewerker) – Pittsfield, MA – 27 februari 2018
I enjoyed working at the YMCA. A typical day was opening the pool at 6 am and leaving around an hour later to make it to school. Most of the Aquatics Directors I worked under were incredibly nice and supportive