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Collaboration is my Y.

One of the best possible early career opportunities as a mature teen is to become a lifeguard. Logan Miron, 19, found this out firsthand after becoming the youngest head guard in H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre’s nearly 10-year history, and discovering his true passion in the process.

“I worked at H2O since I was 16 years-old, so almost three years,” Miron explains. “Everyone at H2O is amazing to work with; we are like one big family.”

“My training and experience as a lifeguard made me realize how much I enjoy the medical field and helped inspire me on my post-secondary education of being a paramedic,” said Miron. “I am currently on my practicum and hope to be working as a paramedic within a year!”

Robyn MacNeill, Aquatics Manager at H2O, has worked with Logan for the past three years and can attest to how becoming a lifeguard has helped him discover his future goals.

“Logan became our youngest head guard due to his skills and abilities,” MacNeill proclaimed. “His is able to navigate stressful situations by working collaboratively as a team, thereby improving the safety of the facility and its guests.”

The YMCA of Okanagan, who proudly operates the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, offers YMCA Aquatic Certification programs year-round as a first step to becoming a lifeguard.

“My advice to anyone considering taking their certification is to take the plunge,” Miron proclaims. “It’s worth it, and it definitely pays off. Even if you decide not to become a lifeguard forever, it’s a great job to do over the summer, and is always great to fall back on. Also, you will get paid more than all your friends!”

The YMCA is always looking for great additions to the aquatics team. Explore current job opportunities