Programs

Lifeguard Training

The Lifeguard certification course through the YMCA of the USA is designed to provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool, lake, river, surf, and waterpark environments.

Participants will also be certified in American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) courses:
Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen.

Participants must be at least 16 years of age by the end of the course to earn certification.

April/May Lifeguard Course

Downtown
4/26/19 - 5/10/19
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Registration Information  

Open Close MetroBranchNon-Member
Open Registration 4/4/19 4/26/19 Online / Front Desk $ 165.00$ 165.00$ 185.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
4/26/19 5/10/19 See flyer - Su,Fr,Sa 16 / 20 Available Register  

Lifeguard Prerequisite Swim

Eastside Family Y
4/8/19 - 5/28/19
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The purpose of the prerequisite swim is to determine that participants have the strength and endurance needed to participate in the Lifeguard Course. The Prerequisite swim must be taken and passed prior to signing up for the Lifeguard Course. The swim consist of 3 phases:
Phase 1: Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs and swim 100 yards of Front Crawl
Phase 2: Review Survival Strokes, Surface dives and an endurance swim of 50 yards of the following Stroke: Front Crawl with head up, Sidestroke, Breaststroke, Breaststroke head up, Elementary Backstroke kick. Then a feetfirst surface dive and swim under water for 15 feet.
Phase 3: Sprint about 60 feet then perform a arm-over-arm surface dive and pick up an object from the bottom, tread water holding object for 1 minute legs only and then return object to bottom of pool. Sprint the rest of the pool length and climb out without using any ladders or other assistance.


Registration Information  

Open Close MetroBranchNon-Member
Open Registration 2/4/19 5/28/19 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 40.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
4/8/19 5/28/19 Scheduled swim w/Instructor 8 / 10 Available Register  

Lifeguard Training

Eastside Family Y
5/5/19 - 6/23/19
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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 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 maintenance basics, and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard.

You must pass the Prerequisite Swim prior to signing up for a Lifeguard Course.

Course Option 1: Sundays, 9am – 5pm;
May 5, 12, 19, & 26

Course Option 2: Sundays, 9am – 5pm;
June 2, 9, 16, & 23


Registration Information  

Open Close MetroBranchNon-Member
Open Registration 3/9/19 5/26/19 Front Desk $ 165.00$ 165.00$ 185.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
5/5/19 5/26/19 Su - 9:00 am 2 / 10 Available Register at
front desk
6/2/19 6/23/19 Su - 9:00 am 8 / 10 Available Register at
front desk