Date: 9 Sep 2023

Location: Stromlo ACT, AU

Company: YMCA NSW

  • Kick start a career in Aquatics by becoming a YMCA Lifeguard
  • Challenging and rewarding role
  • Help create a fun, safe and enjoyable environment for our patrons

Our Lifeguards at Stromlo Leisure Centre are a passionate team that are focused on public safety and making sure that our patrons are safe while they use our facility.

About the role

Reporting to the Operations Coordinator, the role will see you work a flexible roster between 5am and 10pm Monday to Friday and 6:30am and 7pm Saturday and Sunday.

The role will see you actively supervise the pool and surrounding areas, ensuring the environment is safe, clean and enjoyable for all our members and visitors within our centre.  You will be responsible for identifying any safety issues and will manage and respond to emergency incidents and related reporting. 

About you

You are a self-motivated and customer service focussed individual.  You thrive in a fast paced environment and enjoy a challenge.  Your superior communication and observation skills, along with your ability to keep calm and act quickly in an emergency situation will see you excel in this role! 
You will also come with the following.



  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Current CPR certificate
  • Pool Lifeguard Licence
  • Previous experience working at an Aquatic facility (desirable)



Our Recreation Team is a close-knit community of energetic people-people, with a passion for staying active and helping others. From our Duty Managers and Customer Service Officers, to our Instructors and Coordinators, the team are responsible for transforming our 24 Recreation Centres into warm, inclusive and safe spaces – providing access to health, fitness and recreation opportunities for those who need it most. As part of The Y family, you’ll be responsible for the care and wellbeing of vulnerable and underprivileged young people, always acting with integrity and respect to provide fun and meaningful experiences, safely. We’ll reward you with perks like flexible hours and free facility membership, and support you to build valuable people, leadership and life skills – all while you make a difference to your community.


Who What Y?


The Y NSW is a profit-for-purpose organisation focused on healthy living, social impact and empowering young people. We operate 24 recreation centres, 53 out-of-school-hours care services, and two camping locations which employ 1,500 staff across NSW –  and fund our diverse range of enriching community programs.


We believe in building a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, to apply.


Commitment to Safeguarding


At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we embed Safeguarding into everything that we do to make sure Children and Young People are kept at the front of our minds in all our programs and services. We also ensure that all our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles to keep our children and young people safe.


To learn more about our Commitment to Safeguarding Statement and our screening processes, click here.