Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training


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

Full certification course: $175
Re-certification: $90

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

2018 Full Certification Dates (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
April 14 / 15
April 21 / 22
April 28 / 29

May 5 / 6


2018 Recertification Dates (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

April 8 (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
May 13 
May 20 


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

Contact Joe with questions or to set a special training.

Notes: In-water session is a FULL day (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) in the pool at the Y – students should be prepared to WORK HARD! 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.

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What are the pre-requisite skills?
300 yard swim, retrieval of ten (10) pound brick from bottom of 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 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 in to 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 water bottle, light snack and goggles.

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

About StarGuard:

StarGuard uses blended learning, combining an online course first, followed by in-water practical skills application. This efficient use of facility time and instructor time reduces training expenses, saving both time and money.
StarGuard offers convenience for the student since the online portion may be taken at home, or while away at college.
StarGuard focuses on professionalism & accountability, teaching behaviors & skills to help Lifeguards reduce risk, be at their best and be ready to respond to emergencies.
StarGuard is accepted in all 50 states as a Lifeguard Certification Agency.