Lifeguard Training Courses

We will be offering two American Red Cross Lifeguard courses in the spring.

The dates and times are as follows:

Lifeguard Course 1

Friday 4/8 6-8pm

Saturday 4/9 9:30am-4:30pm

Sunday 4/10 9:30am-4:30pm

Saturday 4/16 9:30am-4:30pm

Sunday 4/17 9:30am-4:30pm

Lifeguard Course 2

Friday 5/13 6-8pm

Saturday 5/14 9:30am-4:30pm

Sunday 5/15 9:30am-4:30pm

Saturday 5/21 9:30am-4:30pm

Sunday 5/22 9:30am-4:30pm

We will be offering a recertification component, which will be meeting on the final weekend of each course (4/16-17 or 5/21-22). Participants who are being certified for the first time will need to attend all five days of training.
Minimum requirements are as follows:
Minimum age: 15
Swim 300 yards continuously
Tread water for 2 minutes continuously without using the legs
Within 1min 40 seconds be able to perform the following: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, perform a surface dive to recover a 10lb dive brick from 6′ of water, return to the surface and swim the brick back to the wall, exit water without using the stairs.
Pricing for the full course will be $300 for members and $350 for non-members. This price includes a CPR mask and lifeguarding textbook.
The recertification course will be $150 for members and $175 for non-members. These participants will be expected to provide their own mask.
For further information, please contact Paul Simpson, Aquatics Director, at 603-283-5249 or


About Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson is the Aquatics Director at the Keene Family YMCA.
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