Lifeguard Certification Classes

Interested in Becoming a Lifeguard?

Dive into our Lifeguard certification course today! This is a blended-learning class. Some of the instruction will be taking place online and practical training will be taking plaec over the weekend in the pool at our YMCA.

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.

Prospective Lifeguards must first complete a Prerequisite swim on the first day of class in order to show experience level. The Prerequisite Swim consist of an un-timed 300-yard swim utilizing freestyle and breaststroke;treading water for 2 minutes w/o hands, and a timed 50-yard swim and recovery of a 10 lbs brick in 140 seconds or less.


Practical Training in the Pool: October 29-31

Thursday 10/29 & Friday 10/30 | 3:30-6:30pm

Saturday 10/31 | 8:00am-12:00pm

*Prerequisite swim must be done on Thursday 10/29 with one of our certified lifeguards.

Pricing and Registration

YMCA Members: $180

Non-Members: $200