KEENE FAMILY YMCA

Open Monday to Friday, 5 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm; Sunday 8 am to 5 pm.

Monday-Friday: 5am to 9pm, Saturday: 6am to 6pm, Sunday: 8am to 5pm

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION

Be a part of something bigger.

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.

Interested? Complete the contact form below.
Or Contact Morgan Allard, Aquatics Director at
mallard@keene-ymca.org or 603.283.5249

Get certified for FREE.

The YMCA will pay 100% of your certification costs under the following conditions:

  • You agree to work for the Keene Family YMCA for a minimum of 1 year
  • During that first year of employment, you must work a minimum of 10 hours per week.

This is a unique opportunity to achieve your American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification at no cost to you. 

UPCOMING CERTIFICATION COURSES

  1. December 3-4
  2. December 10-11

If you’re interested in attending either of the upcoming courses in December, please complete the contact form on this page for more information. 

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. 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.

Fees:
$325 Y Members
$375 Community Members

 

Course Prerequisites  (verified during first class):

  • 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

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

Fees:
$175 Y Members
$225 Community Members

For more information, and the upcoming schedule of certification courses, please contact Morgan Allard at mallard@keene-ymca.org.

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