Build a skill. Save a life.

Upon successful completion of the course, each Lifeguard Training participant will be certified in:

  • YMCA Lifeguarding
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Basic First Aid and Oxygen Administration

Training Prerequisites: (by last day of course)

  • Age 16 and older
  • Swim 100 meters front crawl
  • Tread water for 2 minutes, and then swim 250 meters with the following strokes: 50 meters front crawl head up; 50 meters breaststroke; 50 meters breaststroke head up; 50 meters sidestroke; 50 meters breaststroke kick on back hands on stomach.
  • Swim 20 meters sprint, dive to bottom pickup ring and tread for 1 minute no hands; Replace ring, climb out of pool, listen to the instructors directions and complete requested tasks.
Activities

Swim Instructor Training

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a swim instructor, YMCA Swim Instructor and Lifeguard Certification Trainings are the best way to get started! Through classroom activities, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work in the aquatics field.

Lifeguard Training & Certification

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard or swim instructor, YMCA Swim Instructor and Lifeguard Certification Trainings are the best way to get started! Through classroom activities, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work in the aquatics field.

CPR/AED/O2 Certification

This program is a certification renewal course for someone who currently holds ASHI CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification. Skills taught and evaluated include: basic first aid, removal of contaminated gloves, primary assessment for an unresponsive person, primary assessment for a responsive person, controlling severe bleeding, stabilizing a suspected head, neck or back injury and stabilizing a swollen painful deformed limb. To recertify, participants must pass with a score of 80% of better.