Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training


Our aquatics training mission is to save lives and promote the knowledge of safety procedures through quality instruction, hands-on training and the development of skills.

Includes certifications for: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR-PR, AED

*When registering at the front desk, please provide the desired class time

Contact Cailee with questions or to set up a special training.

Fees: Members $100 | Community $175

Option One:
Pre-test: February 21st | 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Course: March 6th – 7th | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Option Two:
Pre-Test: March 27th | 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Course: April 9th – 10th | 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Option Three:
Pre-Test: April 1st | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Course: April 6th – 9th & 13th – 16th| 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Option Four:
Pre-Test: April 20th | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Course: April 24th, 4:00 – 9:00 PM & 25th, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Option Five:
Pre-Test: May 1st| 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Course: May 8th, 4:00 – 9:00 PM & 9th, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Option Six:
Pre-Test: May 1st| 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Course: May 10th, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM & 17th, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Fees: Members $50 | Community $75
March 23rd | 5:00 – 9:00 PM
April 11th | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
May 25th | 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Notes: In-water session is a FULL day in the pool at the Y – students should be prepared to WORK HARD! The deadline to register is seven days prior to each scheduled in-water session in order to give participants ample time to complete E-learning portion of course. All registrants must be 16 years or older at the time of training.


Students will be given insight into what it takes to become a lifeguard. Skills developed will be swimming stamina and form, responsibility, teamwork, leadership, and introduction to lifeguarding skills.

February 11th & 13th
March 10th & 12th

WHERE: Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA
FEES: Members $25 | Community $35

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Other Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the pre-requisite skills?
300-yard swim, retrieval of a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the pool, two (2) minute feet only tread

What is the minimum age to take a lifeguard training class?
16 years old at the time of training

What is the cost of a class?
$175 per student – no refunds are available after an online portion is accessed. No refunds will be offered to students who do not successfully complete all requirements for certification. Re-test(s) will be given up to three (3) times.

What does the cost include?
The course includes e-learning (valid e-mail address and internet connection required), 8-hour in-water skills session and CPR-PR skills session. In-water skills test, CPR-PR demonstration and all written tests will be administered at the end of the day.

How long is the certification valid for?
Successful completion of e-learning, skills tests and written tests will result in one (1) a year certification in Lifeguard, CPR-PR, Basic First Aid and AED.

What is e-learning?
Prior to the in-water session, all participants must successfully complete the e-learning portion of the class. E-learning is a combination of video, reading and interactive elements used to teach the basic fundamentals of lifeguarding.
You will receive an online “KEY” with your book, which will allow you access to the online course. The e-learning portion can be completed at your own pace – there are no time limits.
At the completion of the e-learning session, you will be required to print out “completion” page, and bring it into class for verification.

(You can either pick your book up at the Y or we can mail it to you for an additional shipping and handling fee.)

What should I bring to the in-water session?
You should bring a swimsuit (one piece is preferred for females), towel(s) and lunch (A one hour break will be taken at noon. Students may stay at the Y or leave). Optional items include a water bottle, light snack and goggles.

My certification is coming due to expire, what next?
We re-certify lifeguards, too. Contact Cailee to enroll in a re-certification session.