LifeGuard/Aquatics Instructor I
YMCA McGrath Center
As a Lifeguard/Aquatics Instructor I I have the responsibilities of both ensuring the safety of patrons on the pool deck and also teaching patrons water safety and stroke development. Being a duel job, I constantly have to change from guarding and teaching and assume the different requirements and responsibilities. As an instructor I have to meet certain requirements with each student as described by their skill level as well as teaching them the four main ideas of the YMCA, Respect, Caring, Honesty and Responsibility. The instruction provided is not just the ability to swim, but also teaching water safety and comfort. As a lifeguard I am responsible for ensuring safe practices in the pool as well as performing rescues and ensuring that there is a safe chemical balance in the pool.