LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Gain the skills to save a life.

Lifeguard Training is a comprehensive course, for ages 15 and up, that focuses on water rescue, safety and prepares lifeguards to anticipate and prevent dangers. Upon successful completion, participants are qualified to work at an aquatics facility as a certified lifeguard. Participants must attend all classes and successfully pass exams to receive certification.

YMCA LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION INCLUDES:

  • Lifeguard Training
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • Emergency Oxygen Administration Certification

Certification includes 27.5 hours of training in the pool or classroom, plus additional online learning. 

REQUIREMENTS

Tread water for two minutes.

Able to swim 300 yards continuously.

Able to surface dive to 8 - 10 feet depth of water and swim 15 feet underwater.

Able to carry a significant amount of weight (brick) to the side of the pool.

Able to exit pool and ascend lifeguard stand, both unassisted.

Already a certified lifeguard? The Y is the perfect place to put those skills into action! We're always looking for qualified lifeguards to join the Y family. Apply Today!