Lifeguard Certification

TRAINED TO SAVE

This course is designed to give participants the life-saving skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in pools and aquatic centers. Through this certification course, you will learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED, as well as other vital skills needed to become a professional lifeguard. Our blended learning format allows participants to do course work online along with hands-on learning both virtually & at the YMCA.

All lifeguards trained by the Y are certified through the American Red Cross, a nationwide leader in water safety and lifeguard instruction.

Many participants who complete lifeguard training are eligible to become employed at the Y as lifeguards. Check with your local branch for more information about specific class requirements and other details.

Requirements

  • Must be 15 years of age or older

  • Must be able to swim 300 yards non-stop

  • Must be able to tread water for two minutes without hands

  • Must be able to dive to the bottom of the pool, ranging from 7-10 feet, and retrieve a 10-pound diving brick

Registration

  • Register online, in-person or by emailing our Assistant Aquatics Director, Tera Wilkins

  • The class is conducted at both the John P. Thayer & D.A. Turner branches

  • Class size is limited & registration is required

Students must attend all scheduled classes and pass both written and water skills tests, no exceptions. Online course and test prep are included in the registration costs.

Cost

$175.00 - Non-Members

$150.00 - Members

$125.00 - Re-Certification

UPCOMING CERTIFICATION DATES:

  • Thursday, June 11th - Sunday, June 14th

    • Registration Deadline: Friday, June 5th

    • Register Online HERE

Questions?

Please contact Tera Wilkins, Assistant Aquatics Director

E-Mail: twilkins@ymcacolumbusga.com

Phone: 706-322-8269, ext: 118.

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