Lifeguard Training (ages 15 and up)

This all-inclusive course teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies at swimming pool facilities. The course content and hands-on activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. Participants will learn how to:

  • identify behaviors of a swimmer, distressed swimmer, and an active or passive drowning victim
  • understand the components of an emergency action plan and how to activate it
  • understand the general procedures for an emergency occurring in the water or on land
  • perform equipment-based rescues
  • provide first aid and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies
  • recognize and care for possible head, neck or back injuries

Participants MUST attend each session of a scheduled class in order to qualify for certification. No Refunds.
Prerequisites: Must meet minimum age of 15 before last day of class. Candidates must successfully complete swimming skills pre-test on the first day of class.

Session 1: September 30, October 7, 14 & 21
Session 2: November 11, 18, 25 and December 2


YMCA Member: $200 Community: $220

Lifeguarding Recertification

Session 1: October 21
Session 2: December 2


YMCA Member: $100 Community: $120