Lifeguard Training

Build confidence, save lives! YMCA lifeguard positions offer flexible schedules, competitive pay, opportunities for year-round/seasonal employment, and fun!

About YMCA Lifeguard Training:
This certification course gives participants the skills and knowledge needed to become certified lifeguards. It offers up-to-date information on how to anticipate and prevent problems and how to take action to help those in danger. It also covers safety and survival skills every swimmer needs to know, accident prevention, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, and first aid in aquatic environments. Complete attendance is required and all e-learnings must be completed before the in-class portion of the training.

Course includes:

  • ASHI BLS, Basic First Aid and Oxygen Administration
  • YMCA Lifeguarding

For more information on upcoming trainings, contact your local YMCA.

Sponsorship opportunities may available.

The Y also offers the following certifications & training:



Cardiopulmonary resuscitation also known as CPR is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. This class is designed to teach the proper techniques used in CPR to adults, teens, and youth. Participants will receive training in CPR, the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and the relief of a choking adult, child, and infant.

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Our First Aid Administration training program provides workplace and community training in first aid emergency skills. This course is designed to help participants develop the necessary skills and knowledge to properly respond to a medical emergency. Participants will become familiar with a variety of settings including soft tissue injuries, muscle and bone injuries, burns, illness, and environmental emergencies.

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Perfect for Teens and young adults interested in a babysitting business, or who have responsibility for younger family members. The new Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program from ASHI gives teenagers and young adults everything they need to know for safe and successful babysitting.