YMCA Lifeguard Interview Questions

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014
18 Interview Reviews

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Lifeguard Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Walked in and they gave me the job, I expected to be asked some questions about my skill level and experience but I was instead asked my availability and how soon I could start. Very easy interview process, hardly considered an interview.

Accepted Offer

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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Spring Hill, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spring Hill, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application and I was called for an interview with the Aquatics Director. The interview was quick and consisted of basic questions like why are you interested in this job? What are your past experience as a lifeguard? Availability? Certifications?

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were pretty basic, perhaps the most difficult was why would I like to work as a lifeguard? Be prepared for scenario questions as to how to perform under an emergency.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Monroe, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monroe, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days - interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Easy, very relaxing, standard HR questions. The whole process took approx 10-15 min. As this was lifeguardpostion there was a skills test involved. They would prefer if you were YMCA cert, but they will take others if you show you know your stuff.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    nope
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my application without a resume. I was called in for an interview the next week. The interview was very laid back. Note that I already had 2 years of lifeguarding beforehand. After asking me about my past lifeguarding job and my swim history, I was hired on the spot. We shook hands and I started the next week.

    Interview Questions
    • Might have been because I've already lifeguarded for a couple years before, but all the interviewer asked me about was if I had ever taught swim before and how much my pay was.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at YMCA in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Camp America recruitment service, website application and interview, then phone interview with American boss. 10 minutes chatting with her explaining my reasons for going, what I plan to do afterwards and laying down a few rules, and packing requirements

    Interview Questions
    • All questions relatively straightforward, why do you want to do it being the main one. My response was: I'd love to experience camp and America, I love working with kids but could do with some practice, loving inspiring youth to be active.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy, straightforward, they'd already chosen me by the time we were talking so most importantly be enthusiastic in your application, and explain all your experience working with kids, or a s a lifeguard, overall they take a huge variety of skills though
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rochester, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at YMCA in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    As long as you're certified and willing to do a basic swim test, the interview was very smooth and had no aberrations.

    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ardmore, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ardmore, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at YMCA in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The people who worked at the YMCA that I worked at were very friendly and helpful for anything that I needed. The interview went very smoothly, and the supervisor asked causal questions to understand who I was, and what I could do to help out, and to make sure I was a good fit for the company.

    Interview Questions
    • They were technically looking to see if I was able to speak clearly and communicate well. I had to dress business casually.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    I initially applied via paper to a variety of pools. When I was interviewed, they asked if I had ever done YMCA summer camps, if I knew the YMCA core values, and my school+extracurricular activities. They wanted to gauge how much time one could devote to the job. I had a total of two interviews. I think dressing nicely, acting respectively helped.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    No interview, just filled out an application. Had to successfully pass a lifeguarding class. Not really much else to the process.

    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    very well done, organized. straight forward brief

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