The YMCA is proud to offer Lifeguard Certification Courses. These are open to the community as well as Y members. We offer the programs throughout the year. Once you receive your certification, there are a variety of employment opportunities available including here at the Y!
Participants who pass both written tests and in-person drills will receive a 2-year certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid and AED
Contact: Morgan Allard, Aquatics Director firstname.lastname@example.org or
Feb 20 and 21, 2021 8:00-4:00pm Recert Course Feb 21, 2021 8:00-4:00pm
March 13 and 14, 2021 8:00-4:00pm Recert Course March 14, 2021 8:00-4:00pm
Blended Online E-Learning - For Full Course
Please plan to complete all E-Learning modules, including the CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid final eLearning exam, at least two days prior to your first in-person skills session. Most participants complete the eLearning portion of the course in approximately 7 hours.
Register for online E-Learning here.
Prerequisites (verified on first class session):
- Participant must be 15 years of age by the course completion date.
- Participant must be able to swim 300 yards non-stop using both the front crawl and breast strokes.
- Participant must swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 lb. brick from 6 feet of water and swim 20 yards with it within 1 minute 40 second, exiting the pool without using a ladder.
- Participant must be able to tread water 2 minutes
Full Blended Lifeguard Course (Online and In-Person)
Blended learning combines online learning with in-person skills sessions where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency.
Feb 20/21 or March 13/14 8:00-4:00pm
$325 Y Members
$375 Community Members
Lifeguard Re-Certification (In-Person)
Participants who pass both eLearning Modules, Written tests and in-person drills will receive a 2-year certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid and AED
Feb 21, 2021 or March 14, 2021 8-4pm
$150 Y Members
$175 Community Members