This summer-long aquatics leadership development program is designed to provide

participants with the skills that will introduce them to the aquatic environment while offering an opportunity to earn volunteer hours and gain leadership skills. At program’s end, participants will be given the opportunity to be certified in:

• ASHI Basic Life Support • ASHI O2 (Oxygen) • ASHI First Aid

Their volunteer hours also count toward requirements from most schools and look great on college applications!

Junior Lifeguard 

What will you do? 

Participants will help with a variety of duties in YMCA aquatics, and their assistance is an essential part of our ability to ensure excellence in member experience and in safety.

Junior Lifeguard 


  • Bob Sierra Family YMCA
  • Campo Family YMCA
  • New Tampa/East Pasco Family YMCA
  • Northwest Hillsborough Family YMCA
  • South Tampa Family YMCA
  • North Brandon/Plant City

Participant Commitments

• Participants must be strong swimmers. They will be required to tread water for 2 minutes and swim 100 yards.

• Junior Lifeguard Training Event at Bob Sierra Youth and Family Center, 4015 Ragg Road, Tampa. Saturday, June 2, 9am-5pm and Sunday, June 3, 12pm-4pm (must attend both days)

• Weekly group meetings at your home center

• Minimum of 50 volunteer hours throughout the summer (available hours vary; shifts are chosen by the participant)

Junior Lifeguard 

Participant Duties

Participants will help with a variety of duties within the aquatic department, to include greeting members, distributing swim bands, helping with swim lessons and/or swim team, aquatics camp, helping with pool maintenance duties, data entry, and special events.


Their assistance in the aquatic department is an essential part of our ability to ensure excellence – not only in member experience – but also safety. We take our responsibility to provide a quality program seriously and expect our participants to understand the commitment they are making when registering for this program.

Junior Lifeguard 

Be a part of it!

If you are interested in being a Junior Lifeguard this summer, please return the registration form & payment to your YMCA by Friday, May 25. Registration will be filled in the order that they are received and spots are very limited. We only accept 10 junior lifeguards at each center. Once registered in the program, the fee is non-refundable.

Please contact your junior lifeguard advisor with any questions!

Bob Sierra–  Alana Stillion

CampoSkylar Finan 

New Tampa/East Pasco–  Alex Delgado

Northwest Hillsborough–  Lauren Brun

North Brandon/Plant City–  Ally Larese

South Tampa–  Ashlyn Moore

AGES: 14 – 16-year-olds

COST: $250 Everywhere Members; $334 Here Members; $418 Non-Members

(includes all training, meetings, program materials, shirts & administrative fees for volunteer hour management.)

REGISTER: Complete the registration form below and return it to one of the YMCA locations listed above.

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