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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 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. 

If you’re interested in attending a lifeguard training course at the Keene Family YMCA, 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.

$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

$175 Y Members
$225 Community Members

For more information, and the upcoming schedule of certification courses, please contact Morgan Allard at

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