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YMCA Lifeguard Interview Questions

Updated Dec 28, 2016
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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 Employee in Boise, ID
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at YMCA (Boise, ID).

    Interview

    The interview process was fairly simple and straightforward. After taking the YMCA Lifeguard Certification Class, I was almost guaranteed a job working for the Y. After the class, I submitted my resume to the employer like I would for any job. When I was called in for the interview I was told I could have dressed a little more casual. I was interviewed by the Lifeguard and Safety coordinator in the Aquatics office right next to the pool. My interviewer sat me down and asked me fairly easy interview questions that would be asked for most entry-level minimum-wage jobs. I felt at ease and I felt as though my interviewer really valued my time.

    Interview Questions

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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at YMCA (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    It was a quick and easy group interview. We were placed in a room at grouped tables with several interviewers. Each interviewer was assigned to a table and at the table we were asked different questions. After passing that interview we were called for a skills interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked how I would react to a particular situation.   Answer Question
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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at YMCA (Memphis, TN) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process was Great. I had the opportunity to meet the head life guard and she was really nice. Very smooth processurface after interviewing with HR. The entire YMCA team was really good. They all spoke to me upon arrival astatus if it was anticipated.

    Interview Questions

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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I showed up about 10 minutes early and went to a small office near the pool. The interviewer asked me to pull up a chair at the table. I was asked about 5 very easy questions, while lifeguards walked in and out of the office. Then, we went over scheduling and the training that I would have to do (a weekend class). Very casual, interviewer was very friendly and kept it short.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer
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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at YMCA (Redlands, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied at the YMCA in March, 2015. I interviewed in June, 2016. The process was very long. The interview was very easy and they asked basic interview questions. I got a call at the July, 2016 saying that I got the job. I accepted and started working in August of 2016.

    Interview Questions

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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at YMCA (Durham, NC).

    Interview

    The interview was with another candidate. It lasted about an hour, all questions were basic interview questions. They want to make sure that you will fit in as an employee because they are very community based. They also want to know how well you understand lifeguard skills

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think you would bring to this organization?   Answer Question
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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at YMCA (Burlington, NC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Very thorough and well done. The current aquatics director did not interview me it was his assistant. She was very open and has an assertive personality. She is very upfront as she is new to the position as well. The interview was more in conversational format and, was done with ease. She was a professional with it.

    Interview Questions

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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Straight forward. Did a phone screen, then an in person interview and an in the water test. Overall process was in line with other interviews I'd done for pool lifeguard positions.

    Interview Questions

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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at YMCA (Appleton, WI) in October 2014.

    Interview

    It was very casual. The aquatics hiring staff is lovely. Be serious about working hard but be light-hearted. They asked me some basic questions and, in my opinion, wanted to see my interpersonal skills versus simply hearing about my qualifications.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate my wage just a little. They told me what they typically pay new hires, but I had been lifeguarding for a few years before applying to the YMCA, so they upped my wage based on my years of experience.

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