YMCA Life Guard Certification


This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in CPR-BLS Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration. The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in a pool, lake, river, surf and waterpark environments. The comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to lifeguard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and by taking action to help those in danger when necessary. The course also covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, open water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool management and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard. Sign up at least 2 weeks in advance. You will receive an email from the Aquatics Director with directions on how to complete the classes. (E-learning courses must be completed before class).

ITEMS TO BRING: Swimsuit, towel, goggles, pen, pencil, paper and a picture ID.

AGE: 16+
COST: Members $180, non-members $280
DATES: May 1-5, August 5-10
LOCATION: YMCA McDonald Family Deep Pool and YMCA Administration Building

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