Build a skill. Save a life.

Learn how to save lives in the water. Become a YMCA lifeguard or swim lesson instructor. Upon successful completion of the Y's lifeguard and swim instructor training programs, each participant will be certified. Participants must be at least 16 years old by the end of the training.


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 course for ASHI CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Skills taught and evaluated include:

  • basic first aid
  • primary assessment for an unresponsive person
  • primary assessment for a responsive person
  • controlling bleeding
  • stabilizing a suspected head, neck or back injury
  • stabilizing a swollen painful deformed limb