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YMCA YMCA LifeGuard Interview Questions

Updated Jan 2, 2017
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YMCA Lifeguard Interview

Anonymous Employee in Nicholasville, KY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at YMCA (Nicholasville, KY).

Interview

Very smooth. Phone interview then one on one personal interview... once you were hired there was a "hiring day" where all the employees would come in and out to different tables to fill out paperwork and get their drug test done. One desk would be the contract, one desk would be getting a copy of your ID and SS, one desk would be explaining training's, and one desk would be getting you signed up for extra activities.

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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    It was pretty straight forward, I saw an ad on Craigslist in March and called the aquatics director and told him I was taking a Red Cross lifeguard course in April, he told me to call him back if and when I passed that. Come April I called him back and we meet up about a week later, he gave me a large stack of papers to fill out, and made copies of a lot of my certifications and give me a online sexual harassment course to take. Then he told me he would call me back so I waited about a week and then decided to call him, and he had me come in that day to finish the paperwork and attend an all staff meeting. Then I called again about a week before camp started and he had me come in to tour the camp and fill out more paperwork. Then I called the day before camp to get my schedule and was told I will be working everyday Monday through Friday unless I request a day off (which they are very lenient about). So other than the poor communication and the mountains of paperwork it wasn't bad, and I think I ended up being paid for some of it.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you work well with children?   1 Answer
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in State College, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at YMCA (State College, PA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I did my interview over the phone. It was fairly simple, and just required me to answer not only a couple questions about myself but about lifeguarding itself. They seemed to car more about what I was like vs. anything else.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the first thing that comes to mind for you to do if we had a large party coming in?   Answer Question
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peyton, CO
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at YMCA (Peyton, CO) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Was fairly brief. Employer did not seem to care about certs, degrees, or experience. Employer talked about the company feeling like a family and how long she had worked there herself more than do am actual interview. Hiring process was immediately after.

    Interview Questions

    • What I would expect from my supervisors and co-workers   1 Answer
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    If you don't get certified through them you have to perform the test. The test includes swimming 1000 Meters; Performing a rescue for a person without a neck injury; perform a rescue on a person with a neck injury with backboard; carrying a brick 100 Meters;Perform a 15 foot dive while in the water.

    If not, its a quick phone call and paper work.

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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at YMCA (New York, NY) in August 2015.

    Interview

    The hiring process was very straightforward. I sent in my resume by email online after seeing an opening on their site. I was contacted about a week later with details concerning the interview date and what I needed to bring. At the interview, I was tested on my swimming, my rescue techniques, cpr, and also my general knowledge and what to do in hypothetical situations. You will need to take a urinalysis drug test and sign for a backround check. About 3 hours long.

    Interview Questions

    • "What would you do if you were opening up the pool but the other lifeguard was not here yet?"   1 Answer
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    Very brief, just asked about my previous experience and why I wanted to work at this location. My resume supported my qualifications which may be why there were not a lot of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at the YMCA?   1 Answer
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at YMCA (Chesapeake, VA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Very positive. Fairly easy. I dressed in business professional for the interview and was asked if I knew that I could wear casual clothing. Was also told to relax because of my upright posture. Overall it was a very laid back interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself.   1 Answer
    • Why do you want to be a Lifegaurd?   1 Answer
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    The interview was very casual. We talked about experiences and availability. We discussed trainings required for the position and I already had many of the needed required skills and certifications.

    I interviewed and was hired in the same day. In the end it just came down to how we got along.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any previous lifeguard experience   1 Answer
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at YMCA (Tampa, FL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Took about a month to get hired. Met with three different people in management and just had to tell them a little about myself and past experience. Also good to show that you have the same values as the YMCA. At the end of the interview process they give you paperwork to go and do a drug test which they want done within 1-2 days at a local walk-in. Easy but strung out process over all for an entery level job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want this job?
      What would you do if ____ happened?  
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to try to negotiate the pay but I don't have that much experience in negotiation and probably got less than I deserved.

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