Lifeguard Certification Course

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

This course is designed to provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) courses: CPR Pro (BLS) for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid for the Community, and Emergency Oxygen Administration.

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive certification from the YMCA in Lifeguarding, 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!

Be a leader. Be a lifeguard.

Course Dates


DATES: November 18th-21st
TIMES: Vary per day -- 
Sunday, November 18th 9:00am-5:30pm​
Monday, November 19th 9:00am-5:30pm​
Tuesday, November 20th 9:00am-5:30pm​
Wednesday, November 21st 9:00am-5:30pm​
FEE: $100 per participant*

Once hired at the YMCA, after 90 days, the $100 fee is refunded back to you!

Course Requirements

Participants must pass a preliminary swimming skills test, and be age 16 or above to attend the course.

There are approximately 8.5 hours of online pre-course trainings to be completed before the first day of the course.

Complete attendance to every single day of training is required.