To represent the YMCA personally, professionally and in a manner in accordance with the mission and goals of the YMCA. The Lifeguard I, under the supervision of the Aquatics/Assistant Aquatics Director(s), provides a safe aquatic environment for the members, non-members and program participants. Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and promotes safety in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Builds positive relationships with members and program participants through effective listening and verbal skills and creatively finds ways to connect them to one another and the Y community.