Lifeguard Training Courses


This training will give participants the knowledge, skills and resources to become a successful lifeguard. 

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive certification from the YMCA in Life guarding, a nationally recognized certification to guard the lives of swimmers in a variety of aquatic environments. Additionally, the opportunity in a career at the Y!

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Swim Lessons

Available to Facility Members and Community Participants

The Marin YMCA offers a variety of group and private swim lessons for all ages and abilities. At the Y, we believe that swimming is a life skill. We offer a wide selection of personalized group and one-on-one swim lessons for youth with our certified YMCA swim instructors. Whether your child has just started swimming or is looking to refine their strokes, let our safe environment and nurturing swim instructors transform your child into a happy, confident swimmer!

For more information about private or semi private lessons, contact Deborah Gregor at 415-446-2106 or

Safety Around Water Week

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely. 

April 6-10th, we will follow a modified pool schedule that supports our largest annual aquatics event, Safety Around Water.

Swim Team

Available to Facility Members and Community Participants

Our swim teams are rewarding programs for children of all ability levels. From the novice swimmer still building up endurance to the elite swimmer training, we provide a supportive and progressively challenging environment that help swimmers improve themselves and reach new heights. Our coaches maintain a positive and challenging environment where swimmers can learn and train together as a team, pushing each other to succeed with encouragement, individual discipline, and pride in everyone's achievements.

For more information, contact Megan Turrell at 415-446-2132.

Recreational Swim

Available to Facility Members & Their Guests

Recreational Swim is offered throughout the day for kids and families to enjoy the pool. Lap Swim is a great form of exercise and is available throughout the day in our 25 yard indoor pool. Children under the age of 7 must have an adult in the water with them regardless of the child's swimming ability. Life jackets are available for all non-swimmers. Children under the age of 3 must wear a swim diaper. Member must shower upon entering the pool or spa. The spa is for ages 14 and older.

For more information, contact Megan Turrell at 415-446-2132.

Y Swimmers - Masters Swim

Available to Facility Members & Their Guests

The Y-Swimmers program offers an hour long guided workout designed to improve your strokes, times, fitness level, and self-confidence. Each session includes a warm-up, workout, and cool-down in order to optimize your physical efforts. Training in a group environment is a great way to meet new people and hold oneself accountable for putting forth the maximum effort. A competitive swimming background is not necessary. The coach will provide all the instruction necessary to be successful, drawing from decades of experience including the training of triathletes and Olympians. This is a great workout for all lap swimmers, including triathletes.

For more information, contact Megan Turrell at 415-446-2132.

Aquatics Classes

Available to Facility Members & Their Guests

These classes provide a great low-impact workout for all ages and levels of ability. Water exercise can help improve energy and stamina, strengthen and tone muscles, increase flexibility, prevent injury, build agility, and reduce stress. Participants can adapt each workout to fulfill their own specific needs. Classes are taught by trained instructors. Refer to the pool schedule for all classes offered.

For more information, contact Karly Newman, Director of Healthy Living, at 415-446-2113.