LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES

Dive into our Lifeguard certification course today! This is a blended-learning class. Some of the instruction will take place online and practical training will take place in the pools at our YMCA and Delta College. Students will be certified with the American Red Cross.

Lifeguard candidates learn the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies in and around the pool facility. 

Candidates must attend all classes. Candidates must be 15 years of age before or on the last class day.

Participants will receive an Introduction Letter via email once all participants are registered. Please be sure your email is up to date so that you receive this letter. The letter contains information about the course as well as a link to the Blended Learning module and information about the prerequisite tests. Participants must complete the online portion and successfully pass their prerequisite tests prior to the first on-site session date. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the course.

Upcoming Classes

Candidates MUST attend all class dates. There are no makeups for class days.

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES

BECOME A LIFEGUARD

Dive into our Lifeguard certification course today! This is a blended-learning class. Some of the instruction will take place online and practical training will take place in the pools at our YMCA and Delta College. Students will be certified with the American Red Cross.

Lifeguard candidates learn the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies in and around the pool facility. 

Candidates must attend all classes. Candidates must be 15 years of age before or on the last class day.

Participants will receive an Introduction Letter via email once all participants are registered. Please be sure your email is up to date so that you receive this letter. The letter contains information about the course as well as a link to the Blended Learning module and information about the prerequisite tests. Participants must complete the online portion and successfully pass their prerequisite tests prior to the first on-site session date. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the course.

SCHEDULE:

Candidates MUST attend all class dates. There are no makeups for class dates. 

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES

Dive into our Lifeguard certification course today! This is a blended-learning class. Some of the instruction will take place online and practical training will take place in the pool at our YMCA. Students will be certified with the American Red Cross.

Lifeguard candidates learn the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries. Candidates must attend all classes. Ages 15+ only please.

Participants will receive a welcome letter via email upon or soon after registration. Please be sure your email is up to date so that you receive this letter. The welcome letter contains information about the course as well as a link to the online learning session. Participants must complete this online portion prior to the first on-site session date.

During the first on-site session participants must pass a prerequisite test which includes a 300 swim, a timed brick retrieval test, and a 2-minute tread water. More information about the prerequisite test is located in the welcome letter.

SCHEDULE:

  • Reservations are for members only.

  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days in advance or until one hour before the class starts. If you wish to reserve a spot within one hour before class starts, please call the MEMBER SERVICE DESK.

  • Please be on time for your reservation. If you are late for your appointment, you will not get additional time. (e.g. your reserved lap swim time is 9am-9:45am, but you do not get in the pool until 9:20am, your reservation still ends at 9:45am.)

  • Reservations can also be made at the MEMBER SERVICE DESK or by calling us at 989.895.8596

  • There are daily/weekly limits on some classes/areas to give opportunities to other members. The system will let you know if your daily/weekly limit has been reached.

  • If you are unable to attend your reserved appointment, please cancel your appointment online or call the MEMBER SERVICE DESK.

Book Your Spot:

Reservation Reminders:

  • Reservations are for members only.

  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days in advance or until one hour before the class starts. If you wish to reserve a spot within one hour before class starts, please call the Member Service Desk.

  • Please be on time for your reservation. If you are late for your appointment, you will not get additional time. (e.g. your reserved lap swim time is 9am-9:45am, but you do not get in the pool until 9:20am, your reservation still ends at 9:45am.)

  • Reservations can also be made at the Member Service Desk or by calling us at 989.895.8596

  • There are daily/weekly limits on some classes/areas to give opportunities to other members. The system will let you know if your daily/weekly limit has been reached.

  • If you are unable to attend your reserved appointment, please cancel your appointment online or call the Member Service Desk.
Reminders
Instructions
  • Reservations are for members only.

  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days in advance or until one hour before the class starts. If you wish to reserve a spot within one hour before class starts, please call the Member Service Desk.

  • Please be on time for your reservation. If you are late for your appointment, you will not get additional time. (e.g. your reserved lap swim time is 9am-9:45am, but you do not get in the pool until 9:20am, your reservation still ends at 9:45am.)

  • Reservations can also be made at the Member Service Desk or by calling us at 989.895.8596

  • There are daily/weekly limits on some classes/areas to give opportunities to other members. The system will let you know if your daily/weekly limit has been reached.

  • If you are unable to attend your reserved appointment, please cancel your appointment online or call the Member Service Desk.

Financial AsSistance Programs

Individuals will not be turned away from participating in programs, activities, and/or membership due to their inability to pay. The Y maintains a generous financial assistance program for youth, adults, and families who demonstrate financial need. Funding for this program is provided by fundraising events at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA and community-wide donors.