Lifeguard Training Classes
Session 1: December 20th - 23rd
Session 2: December 27th - 30th
9:30am - 5:00pm
Mary Free Bed YMCA
Learn the skills to be a certified lifeguard and start your professional rescuer career at the YMCA. Participants will be certified in American Safety and Health Institute's (ASHI) courses and will learn safety skills, accident preventions, and rescue skills. Students will be required to pass a swim skills test and must be 16 years of age by the last day of the scheduled class.
Build Your Resume
Lifeguarding is a great resume builder! Lifeguarding gives you transferable skills that are important in many other jobs and everyday life.
- Lifeguards must be responsible and alert, plus able to assert themselves in situations where people’s lives are at risk.
- You’ll naturally build your communication and leadership skills.
- You’ll be trained to make quick decisions and stay calm under pressure in an emergency.
- Prior experience is not usually necessary to get a lifeguarding job. (As long as you go through training successfully)
When employers see that you have experience lifeguarding, they know that you’re calm in stressful situations, a quick thinker, a good communicator, and a problem solver.
What You’ll Learn
- Provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer.
- You will be certified in American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) courses: CPR Pro (BLS) for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid for the Community, and Emergency Oxygen Administration.
- Safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, open water dangers, legal responsibilities, and pool maintenance basics.
Requirements for Completing the Course
- Students must be 16 years of age by the last day of the scheduled class.
- Students must complete the 36 hour course.
- Students must pass the Physical Competency Requirements that includes combinations of treading water, swimming front crawl, backstroke, breast stroke, and surface diving.
Make an Impact, Be a Hero!
When you work as a YMCA lifeguard, you get the satisfaction of going into work every day knowing that you will actively make an impact while working with and guarding a group of diverse individuals.