The purpose of the Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguarding  participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS arrives and takes over.

A book will given to each participant at the first class.
Be sure to bring a swim suit, towel and course materials to every class!

Upon passing course, participants will receive a lifeguard, first aid and CPR/AED certification valid for 2 years.

Prerequisite:  (ages 15+)
300 yard swim, dive down 9 feet and retrieve a 10 lb. brick.

Lifeguard Instructor

Must attend all 3 days.

Prerequisites:  (ages 18+)
Valid American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification, CPR and First Aid Certified.

Training instructor candidates to teach Lifeguard Training (including First Aid), CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard Management, AED Essentials, Oxygen Administration for the Professional Rescuer, Preventing Disease Transmission, Community Water Safety Basic Water Rescue. The training prepares instructor candidates by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials and methods, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participant’s progress.

Lifeguard Instructor Review

This course is the required review course for all LGIs after completing the online course for 2018.  All LGIs have 1 year from the time they completed the online course to do the review.

(class is mostly on the pool deck)

Lifeguard Academy for ages 15-17

A 6 month program for energetic youth. The program gives you the necessary skills to become a YMCA lifeguard and develop into strong leaders within the community.

To register or inquire, please email Samantha Beal:

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