Lifeguard Training

Build a skill. Save a life.

Through classroom activities, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard. Our comprehensive Red Cross Lifeguard Training course includes accident prevention, lifeguarding techniques, emergency systems, and rescue skills. Course will also include CPR for the professional Rescuer with AED, and First Aid. Waterfront Certifications are optional as well. A Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual, First Aid Training Kit, and Resuscitation Mask are all provided for the class. 


Upon successful completion of the course the participant will be certified in:

  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding r.17
  • Waterfront Lifeguarding
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • First Aid Certification

All certifications are valid for two (2) years from date of issue.

Training Prerequisites:

  • Must be at 15 years of age by the last day of class.
  • Continuously swim for 300 yards for pool lifeguard/550 yards for waterfront lifeguard.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only
  • Pick up a 10-pound brick off the bottom of the pool and swim 25 yards
  • Swim underwater for a distance of 15 feet

Certification Requirements:

To receive Lifeguard Certification a participant must:

  • Attend and participate in 100% of all class sessions
  • Arrive on time for all class sessions
  • Score 80% or better on all written tests
  • Demonstrate all skills proficiently and pass all scenario tests
  • Demonstrate maturity, respect and responsibility regardless of passing written and skill test
  • Certification confirmation documents will be sent to participant 1 week post-course completion.

UPCOMING Course Dates & Times

  • FINAL YMCA 2017 Class:
    • TBD
      • Members $225*
      • Non-Members $275*
      • Pre-test Fee (applies to all) $20

                   * Price includes all required materials

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