Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

Ages 16 & Up | Lifeguard Training

The YMCA Lifeguard Training course is the most comprehensive program available, including certifications in CPR/AED, Basic Life Support, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Training in equipment-based rescues for aquatic environments, accident prevention, and decision-making skills prepare participants for employment.

Participants must be 16 years old before the start of class. Attendance, full participation and successful completion of written tests and performance of all water skills are required.

Upcoming Trainings

Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA
Full Lifeguard Training: December 10-19, 2021

Must be at least 16 years old by December 19, 2021.
December 10: 5-8 p.m.
December 11: 12-5 p.m.
December 12: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
December 17: 5-8 p.m.
December 18: 12-5 p.m.
December 19: 12-5 p.m.
To register, email Daniel at DCarrigan@MyY.Org

M.E. Lyons YMCA
Crossover Lifeguard Training: December 11-12, 2021
Must hold a valid American Red Cross or StarGuard Lifeguard Certification. Must also be at least 16 years old by December 12, 2021.
December 11: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
December 12: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
To register, email Jenna at JIgel@MyY.Org or by following this link.

Full Lifeguard Training: December 13-19, 2021
Must be at least 16 years old by December 19, 2021.
December 13: 4-8 p.m.
December 14: 4-8 p.m.
December 15: 4-8 p.m.
December 16: 4-8 p.m.
December 17: 4-8 p.m.
December 18: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
December 19: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
To register, email Jenna at JIgel@MyY.Org or by following this link.

 

Apply Now for one of our open lifeguard position!

Participants must be able to:

  • Tread water for at least 2 minutes
  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl
  • Swim 50 yards each of front crawl with head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, inverted breaststroke kick with hands on stomach
  • Perform a feet-first surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water and then swim underwater for 15 feet
  • Perform a series of tasks given by the instructor to demonstrate listening and scanning ability as well as stamina and endurance

Items to Bring to Class:

  • Swimsuit and Towel (for females a one-piece suit is required)
  • Pen
  • Proof of Age
  • A student under the age of 18 must bring a minor permission form sign by parent and participant
  • Fanny Pack, Whistle, and CPR mask (these will be provided after completion of physical competency test)
  • Change of clothes
  • Open Mind
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