Working as a Lifeguard
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The YMCA was established over 160 years ago as a charity dedicated to the health of both individuals and communities. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Through YMCA financial assistance programs, the YMCA is accessible to all.
Life Time is a wellness pioneer reshaping the way consumers approach their health by integrating where we move, work and live—digitally and physically—through our Life Time athletic resorts, Life Time Work and Life Time Living brands. Our objective is to deliver the best experiences and programs in the best places by the best people and performers. We are committed to an inclusive culture that welcomes and respects everyone, supporting all people on their path to healthier, happier lives. Are you looking for a career that provides you with purpose and an opportunity to change the lives of others? At Life Time, we pride ourselves on providing an environment where you can be your best while growing your career. Whatever your career goals are, we are committed to the path to get there!
The monarch of this magic kingdom is no man but a mouse -- Mickey Mouse. The Walt Disney Company is the world's largest media conglomerate, with assets encompassing movies, television, publishing, and theme parks. Its Disney/ABC Television Group includes the ABC television network and 10 broadcast stations, as well as a portfolio of cable networks including ABC Family, Disney Channel, and ESPN (80%-owned). Walt Disney Studios produces films through imprints Walt Disney Pictures, Disney Animation, and Pixar, and its Marvel Entertainment is a top comic book publisher and film producer. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts operates the company's popular theme parks including Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Founded by husband and wife team, Jenny and Chris McCuiston, Goldfish Swim School provides swim lessons and water safety instruction to infants and children ages four months to 12 years. Classes are offered by specially trained instructors in a safe, child-friendly and fun environment. Goldfish currently teaches more than 70,000 students per week to swim and be safer in and around the water. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Goldfish Swim School was established in Birmingham, Michigan, in 2006 and opened its first franchise location in 2009. They are currently in the process of expanding franchise opportunities throughout North America, with over 65 schools open or in development in more than 23 states and Canada.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.2 billion in revenue and 18 parks across North America. The company operates 16 parks in the United States, one in Mexico City and one in Montreal, Canada. For more than 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®.
We’re North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts, dedicated to creating quality family time for our guests. Our 10,000+ Pack Members focus each and every day on bringing joy to families, and we’re looking for passionate, dedicated professionals to join our growing team. Our employees provide exceptional service to help families create unforgettable memories, whether with our themed accommodations, water park attractions, or playful children’s entertainment. Join the Pack at Great Wolf Lodge.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. We are one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal husbandry, behavioral management, veterinary care and animal welfare. We also rescue and rehabilitate marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens® rescue teams have helped more than 38,000 animals in need over the last 50 years. We own or license a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, Aquatica®, Sesame Place® and Sea Rescue®. Over our more than 60-year history, we have built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks—many of which showcase our one-of-a-kind zoological collection, while all feature a diverse array of thrill and family rides, shows, educational demonstrations and/or other attractions which deliver memorable experiences for our guests.
American Pool was founded in 1984 and has since grown to be the largest commercial swimming pool management, maintenance, construction and recreational facility management operation in the United States. We currently have 26 wholly-owned subsidiaries that are operating in 16 U.S. States and Washington D.C. Internationally, we have locations in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada. As a whole, our company serves over 3,000 commercial swimming facilities and over 9,400 residential pools. Commercially-focused American Pool companies service apartments, homeowner associations, country clubs, swim clubs, hospitality businesses, condominiums, fitness clubs and active adult communities. Essentially, any commercial property with a pool or aquatic element (like a fountain). In addition, we employ over 7,500 lifeguards and 300 full-time, year-round employees. Our operations are presently concentrated along the U.S. East Coast with expansion efforts looking to broaden this base. Our business support team for all offices and our executive Leadership are located in Owings Mills, Maryland. Our Lifeguard Program, Guard for Life: Guard for Life is a one-of-a-kind recruiting program from American Pool. With over 6,500 participants, our goals are to build an exciting lifeguard culture based on empowerment, and have fun while doing it! We provide a friendly work environment where you can develop skills, gain professional confidence and even advance into an aquatics career. We hire and match lifeguards with lifeguard jobs in local communities. There are pools down the street, in your city or where you go to school. Throughout your employment, we provide online scheduling, on-time payment and supervision. Our lifeguard training is offered through Ellis & Associates, a world leader in aquatic safety and lifeguard certification training. Through Guard For Life, you can get a job for the summer, make friends, win prizes and be a part of a larger community of lifeguards. Become part of our online community! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We’ll provide you
Parking is not a last resort at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, but finding your car in the Goofy Lot afterwards just might be. One of Disney's most prized possessions, it owns the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and Disneyland Resort in California. Outside the US it owns 51% of Disneyland Paris (through 40%-owned Euro Disney) and 47% of Hong Kong Disneyland, and earns royalties on Tokyo Disney. Disney World is North America's most frequented tourist spot and encompasses four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom), hotels and resorts, water parks, and golf courses. The firm also operates the Disney Vacation Club (vacation ownership units) and the Disney Cruise Line.