LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION

If you have ever wanted to become a lifeguard and be specialized in CPR, AED and First Aid, then why not try the Y. Those who participate in the YMCA's lifeguard certification program learn the neccessary lifeguard skills to perform CPR on a child, adult and infant, use an AED and perform first aid.

Upon successful completion of the course the participant will be certified in:

  • YMCA Lifeguarding
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Basic First Aid and Oxygen Administration

Lifeguard Training

Prerequisites:
Must be 16 years of age
Must be able to pass the following Physical Competency Requirements (conducted on the first day of class)
        Swim 100 yards of front crawl
        Tread water for 2 minutes
        Swim 50 yards of each
                1. Front crawl with the head up
                2. Sidestroke 
                3. Breaststroke
                4. Breaststroke with head up
                5. Elementary Backstroke kick with hands on chest

Sprint for a distance picking up an object form the bottom of the pool. Swim the remaining length, hoisting yourself out of the water. Immediately begin compression on an adult manikin.  

Lifeguard Certification

To receive a  lifeguard certification a candidate must:

  • Attend 100% of all class sessions
  • Arrive on time for all class sessions
  • Participate 100% in all class sessions
  • Pass written and skills test
  • Demonstrate maturity, respect and responsibility regardless of passing written and skill test
  • Candidates unable to perform all the skills necessary to receive certification by the last day of the class will be granted a conditional certification. It is up to the student to schedule a retest with the instructor within 30 days

Lifeguard Certification-Class Times

Class times and dates vary by class.

Program Fee:

  •     Members: $200
  •     Program Participants: $225

 

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