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YMCA Lifeguard Interview Questions

Updated Oct 28, 2017
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Lifeguard Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. I interviewed at YMCA.

Interview

Easy quick interview. Came in for a 10-15 minute interview and had to get in pool to show that I could pass the swimming requirements. Asked about myself as a student, what I did outside of school, and why I would be a good fit for this position.

Interview Questions

  • Basic interview questions. What would you do in certain situations?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for YMCA

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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at YMCA (Orangeburg, SC).

    Interview

    The guidelines for this job were explained as; ensure the safety and security of the facilities patrons as well as the staff. Guard the water for any patron that may be in danger or being unsafe.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you an advanced swimmer?   1 Answer

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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    The supervisor asks simple questions. The questions are not meant to trip you up, just get to understand your character. Once the interview is over, you go through employee training that has a quiz at then end.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Easy interview, the manager mainly wanted to know why you applied and how you can help. Making sure you show up and do your job. I would not worry too much about it

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions are too hard   1 Answer

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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    Fairly simple interview. They usually look for experienced guards, and want someone to work evening hours. You must be able to swim the required amount of distance for American Red Cross. You pretty much know if you will or will not be hired on the first interview. Quick and easy, just be honest and depending on your qualifications you will most likely get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • How long have you been working as a lifeguard?   1 Answer
    • Are you willing to work evening hours?   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    Interview was easy. Clear Questions and answers. Relaxed setting and very nice individuals. Heard back quickly after the interview was completed. Overall very good interview process. Would recommend company to anyone looking for a potential job in aquatics.

    Interview Questions


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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lima, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at YMCA (Lima, OH) in March 2017.

    Interview

    You go to the interview and you wait a day or two. them they call you to go do paperwork. a few days later you go walk around the YMCA and learn about the history of the YMCA.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you tell a child to stop running on the pool deck?   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Monroe, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at YMCA (Monroe, WA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Normal interview questions mostly. Threw in a few situational questions about lifeguarding scenarios. Afterward, we went to the pool and I had to demonstrate five different swimming strokes that she asked me to do.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do if a non-english speaker is doing backflips into the shallow end?   Answer Question
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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at YMCA (Brooklyn, NY) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I called the YMCA explaining I was a skilled lifeguard. Two days later they called back asking me for an interview. When I arrived had to do a back ground check and bring in a resume; followed by a 20 length swim test to test my skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a challenging experience at work and how you solved the matter?   1 Answer

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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at YMCA (Orlando, FL) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Meet with the aquatics directors or aquatics coordinator. Very causual interview. They mostly want to make sure you have a good personality and are somewhat responsible. Just make sure you come prepared with basic materials. Bring your certifications and BRING YOUR RESUME.

    Interview Questions

    • What attracted you to this facility?   1 Answer

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