Water Safety Programs

Life Guard Training

Learn to Lifeguard in a variety of settings including a pool, lake, river, surf, and water park. Earn YMCA Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and Oxygen Administration certifications.

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATIONS AND FEE

Included: CPR mask, whistle, fanny pack, CPRO (Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer), Oxygen Administration, and First Aid certifications.

  • $195: YMCA Member
  • $245: Community Member

CERTIFICATION EXPIRATIONS

  • YMCA Lifeguard (5th Edition): 2 Years
  • ASHI CPR Pro: 1 Year
  • ASHI Basic First Aid: 2 Years
  • ASHI Emergency Oxygen Administration: 2 Years

*ASHI= American Safety and Health Institute

PRE-COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Participants must pass the following swim test:

  • Swim 50 yards of each: front crawl with heads up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke heads up, elementary backstroke kick with no hands.
  • Tread water for at least two minutes with legs only. Swim 100 yards front crawl.
  • Surface dive, head first and feet first in 8 to 10 feet of water and swim underwater for 15 feet.
  • Sprint 25 yards, perform a surface dive, collect an object from the bottom of the pool, tread for at least one minute, hoist yourself out of the water, and immediately perform 100 chest compressions on a mannequin.

COURSE ORGANIZATION AND TIMING

  • Classroom hours: 14.5 hours
  • Water/Pool hours: 13 hours
  • eLearning hours: 8.5 hours
  • Total: 36 hours

CONTACT

To inquire about registering for YMCA Lifeguarding Certification Course please contact Adrian Savage at 360-307-4039.

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