This course provides the knowledge & skills needed to become a lifeguard.

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Minimum age 16 by the last day of the scheduled course.
Physical Competency Requirements (conducted in class on the first day):

The following phases must be completed in succession.

Phase 1:

  • tread water for 2 minutes (legs only)
  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl

Phase 2:

  • Swim 50 yards of each: Front crawl with head up, Sidestroke, Breaststroke, Breaststroke with head up, Elementary backstroke kick with hands on chest
  • Perform a feet first surface dive in 8 feet of water and swim underwater for 15 feet

Phase 3:

  • Sprint for a distance of approx. 60 feet, and then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 8 feet of water
  • Pick up an object from the bottom of the pool, surface, tread water for at least 1 minute with legs only, and replace the object back to the bottom of the pool where it was found
  • Swim the remaining length to end of pool, and hoist yourself out of the water
  • Immediately begin compressions on an adult manikin for 1 minute or 100 compressions; stand and listen for directions from instructor
  • Quickly walk over to an elevated lifeguard stand, climb onto the lifeguard stand, sit down, look near your feet for a colored shape, and find the matching colored shape while scanning the pool area
  • Scan and identify an object located somewhere in the pool area
  • Stand up and blow a whistle loud and clearly shout "the Y is great" and then exit lifeguard stand
Requirements for Certification:
  • 100% participation and 100% attendance
  • Must score 80% or higher on each section of the YMCA Lifeguard tests
  • Must score 80% or higher on the CPR Pro, Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen written tests
  • Successfully perform all practical skills
  • Successfully demonstrate the ability to prevent, recognize, activate emergency action plan, rescue, provide emergency care, and complete reports
  • Successfully demonstrate strength and maturity to be a Lifeguard to prevent accidents and also respond to emergencies through classroom and pool scenarios

Cost: $200 ($50 non-refundable)


Session #1

If you have registered for Session #1, please join one of our other sessions. 

March 22 (Sun) from 1PM - 6PM

March 23 (Mon) from 5PM - 8:30PM

March 24 (Tue) from 5PM - 8:30PM

March 25 (Wed) from 5PM - 8:30PM

March 26 (Thur) from 5PM - 8:30PM

March 27 (Fri) from 5PM - 8:30PM

March 28 (Sat) from 9AM - 12:30PM


Session #2

If you have registered for Session #2, please join one of our other Sessions. 

March 19 (Thur) 4PM - 8PM

March 20 (Fri) 4PM - 9PM

March 21 (Sat) from 7AM - 1PM

April 16 (Thur) from 4PM - 8PM

April 17 (Fri) from 4PM - 9PM

April 18 (Sat) from 7PM - 1PM


Session #3

If you have registered for Session #3, please join one of our other Sessions. 

April 3 (Fri) from 5PM - 9PM

April 4 (Sat) from 10AM - 5PM

April 5 (Sun) from 1PM - 6PM

April 11 (Sat) from 10AM - 5PM

April 19 (Sun) from 1PM - 6PM


Session #4

April 24 (Fri) from 5PM - 9PM

April 25 (Sat) from 10AM - 5PM

April 26 (Sun) from 1PM - 6PM

May 2 (Sat) from 10AM - 5PM

May 3 (Sun) from 1pm - 6PM


Session #5

May 8 (Fri) from 5PM - 9PM

May 9 (Sat) from 10AM - 5PM

May 15 (Fri) from 5PM - 9PM

May 16 (Sat) from 10AM - 5PM

May 17 (Sun) from 1PM - 6PM


Session #6

Currently scheduling dates. 











**Must have current lifeguard, CPR Pro/AED, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen cards**

*Must hold current YMCA Lifeguard Certification for this course*

No Classes Scheduled at this time.

Cost: $100 ($50 non-refundable) *Save $50.00 if you kept your books*


Red Cross to YMCA Crossover Course and Recertification

*Must hold current Red Cross Lifeguard Certification for this course*

Cost: $100 ($50 non-refundable)