Lifeguard Certification

Lifeguard Class

Participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard in various environments. The course covers safety skills such as spinal injury management, handling severe weather, water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool management and employment. 100% attendance is required.

Prerequisites:  *Must be at least 15 years old by the last day of the course; Swim 300 yds continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40, swim 20 yds, surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 ft to retrieve a 10 lb object, surface and swim 20 yds on back with both hands holding object, exit water without using a ladder or steps.

Please sign-up and pay for all classes in advance at the YMCA.

Y Members $200

Non-Members $225 fees include lifeguard book and CPR mask.

Session dates listed below.  Please call the Y for specific times.

March 19 – 22

April 2-5

May 7-10

Lifeguard Recert Classes

 Prerequisites:  *Please go to and choose the lifeguarding refresher before attending the recert. Will also need to bring  your CPR mask, suit and towel.  Please sign-up and pay for all classes in advance at the YMCA.

Lifeguard Recert classes:  Members $60-Non-Members $75.

For more information contact Shaun Buckles, Aquatic Director 237-4645 ext 14

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.