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 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.
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 or breaststroke, treading water for 2 minutes without using their hands, and a timed 20-yard swim and recovery of a 10 lbs brick from 6ft of water in 100 seconds or less without using the hands to swim or exit the pool.
Online portion must be completed before first class. Link to that material will be given after registration.