Water Safety

With over 900 miles of shoreline in Pierce and Kitsap Counties, we believe it's vital that everyone in our community is safe in and around bodies of water. Water Safety programs help children and adults learn important safety skills and provide life-saving training and certifications.

Basic Life Support CPR/AED/Oxygen/Basic First Aid Certification Registration Required

Join our ASHI certified instructors to learn basic lifesaving techniques. After completing a five-and-a-half hour online learning course and attending an in-person class, you will be certified in Basic Life Support (CPR/AED) Oxygen, and Basic First Aid by the American Health and Safety Institute.


COST: Member: $15 | Community member: $30

Course Dates Registration Deadlines

Thursday, May 16 | 2:30-6pm | Registration Deadline: May 14

Friday, June 14 | 3-7pm | Registration Deadline: June 10

Friday, July 19 | 9am-2pm | Registration Deadline: July 17

Wednesday, August 14 | 11:30am-3pm | Registration Deadline: August 12

Tuesday, September 10 | 2:30-5pm | Registration Deadline: September 8

Saturday, November 16 | 11am-2:30pm | Registration Deadline: November 14


Junior Lifeguard Registration Required

This course is designed to give participants the basic skills and knowledge of what lifeguard responsibilities are and learn the skills necessary to assist a lifeguard from the deck.


Lifeguard Certification Registration Required

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


This course is designed to provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants 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.

Please be registered well before the first day of training and include the best email to reach you. There will be assigned online learnings that will need to be completed prior to the first day of class.

COST: Member: $195 | Community member: $245

DATES: Tuesday-Thursday | September 10-October 3 | 2:30-5pm​

Registration is now open.


Safety Around Water Registration Required

Participants will learn how to front and back float, jump in and return to the edge of the pool, and to kick on their front and back for ten feet. Participants will also learn how to use a personal floatation device.


This program is offered exclusively for non-member, community participants. GOOD NEWS for Y members, swim lessons are included in your membership and registration is just around the corner on November 8!

Michael Guill at (253) 460-8802