Register for Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

We’re searching for committed lifeguard candidates who have strong swimming skills and a desire to help create a safe and healthy community. If you're ready to take the first step toward becoming an American Red Cross certified lifeguard, join us for our next Lifeguard Training session.

In this lifeguarding course, entry-level lifeguard candidates will gain the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies, as well as to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Training attendees must attend all days of class and are asked to bring personal suit, towel, and notebook. Minimum age to participate is 15. Class includes required e-textbook and CPR mask. 

Prerequisites:

  1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • ​Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
Southeast Branch Northwest Branch Register Now
September 12-15 Dates TBD
Days and Times


Th/F: 4:30-7:30 pm
Sat/Sun: 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Rates
$185/$235

Questions?
Aquatics Director
Kilie Hoffa
info@monroecountyymca.org
(812) 961-2178