YMCA YMCA Lifeguard Interview Questions

Updated 28 May, 2014
Updated 28 May, 2014
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YMCA Lifeguard Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Altamonte Springs, FL (US)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Altamonte Springs, FL (US)
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at YMCA.

Interview Details

The interview process was primarily conducted at the primary YMCA of Central Florida. I got hired by my boss by being persistent and returning every week looking for an answer on my application.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethany, OK (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethany, OK (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at YMCA in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went through 36-hours of training to become YMCA Lifeguard certified and it just so happened that the aquatic director that I spoke to about working there was a training instructor. As we worked through the week of training, she asked me questions about why I wanted to work for them, my experience, etc. By the end of the training she was pretty confident in what she saw that she wanted me for the job. We had a brief interview over the basics and an orientation of the workplace.

    Interview Questions
    • The only difficult questions was to explain why I desired to work at the YMCA and specifically why I chose Lifeguarding.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    My boss just offered me the job and I took it. There wasn't really any negotiation because the pay is fixed by the YMCA. As far as hours go, we were able to discuss flexible options to work with my school schedule. Everything worked out great.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    First you have to pass the lifeguard class and get an ELLIS AND ASSOCIATES LICENSE. Once you complete the class then you fill out an application and get an interview and a background check.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions are easy so there's really no difficulty.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rhinelander, WI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rhinelander, WI (US)
    Interview Details

    The interview was very easy, but I had an in with the previous aquatics manager because I was the best in her class.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They now do a practical and skills interview in the pool for safety, situations, first aid, and other related activities. When I interviewed in 2006, we had to do a bunch of behavioural questions. There were two interviewers and three of us in the same interview. They asked a lot of behavioural questions on leadership.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to lead a team to do something great.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at YMCA in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial planning and interview process was very smooth. There was a skill demonstration section and a behavioral Q&A. After the interview, it took almost a month for them to get back to me, and then another month afterwards before I could start working.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time in your life where you overcame a struggle or failure   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, this was an hourly part time job.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincoln, NE (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincoln, NE (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at YMCA in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    There was 1 interview where I was asked several questions about lifeguard certification and swimming abilities. I was also asked what I would do in several situations and what kind of a person I am when it comes to telling customers rules.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked specific questions about what I learned in lifeguard certification   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at YMCA in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Be honest, respectful and responsible. Those with a criminal record need not apply.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever abused a child. Seems like an easy answer but it's basically the only thing they care about and ask over and over through every part of the process.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is none. Everyone starts at the same salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    YMCA Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at YMCA in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Hiring included a certification process before the interview. This certification process involved learned CPR, the use of the AED, and basic lifeguarding skills, including how to save a drowning victim and the delivery of first aid. Upon passing this portion, which was dependent on the successful completion of a multiple-choice test and fulfilling the subjective requirements of your instructor, you sat for a 1-on-1 interview to determine whether you were a right fit for the YMCA.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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