Lifeguard Certification

The YMCA offers a full YMCA of the USA Lifeguard training course that includes ASHI CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPRO) and First Aid, as well as equipment-based rescues for aquatic environments, accident prevention, and decision-making skills. Participants must be 16 years old by the end of the class. Training in lifesaving skills such as lifeguarding and CPR present opportunities for youth to take on greater responsibility for themselves and others.
The J.A. Walters YMCA offers an intensive, 3-day lifeguard certification course scheduled over one weekend or multiple days coinciding with school break weeks. Our program is led by certified lifeguard instructors. Students get hands-on training (in the pool), with practical experience in essential lifeguard skills.
A hands-on and proactive approach to lifeguard training, the YMCA Lifeguard Training Program is a single, integrated curriculum that successfully trains lifeguards through proven training methods and state-of-the-art lifeguard rescue skills. The course includes lifeguard rescue skills, First Aid, CPR for Professional Rescuers, Emergency Oxygen Support and Automated External Defibrillation.

Certifications With The Class:

•  YMCA Lifeguard V6 Certification
•  ASHI CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer (CPR Pro), includes adults, children, and infants
•  ASHI Basic First Aid
•  ASHI Emergency Oxygen Administration
•  ASHI Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

Class Details:

•  Cost $200.00
•  Class are from 9 AM – 5 PM

Upcoming Session Dates:

• September 13: 6 PM – 9 PM
• September 14: 9 AM – 5 PM
• September 15: 1 PM – 5 PM

*Must attend all three days for each different session.


•  Minimum age of 16 by the last day of the scheduled course. Those under the age of 18 must have parental consent to participate in the course.
•  Pass the Physical Competency Swim Test
• Complete Online courses assigned on the first day of class as well as 100% in-class participation


•  You learn valuable lifesaving skills from the national organization that sets the standard for safe and effective lifeguarding.

•  You will receive study materials and flowcharts prior to the start of the class.
•  Your Lifeguard Certification allows you to apply for lifeguard jobs as a fully certified lifeguard.
•  You can become a lifeguard in under a week!

What you need to bring:

•  Bathing suit
•  Towel
•  Some food–lunch and maybe a snack


Lindsey Alexander ([email protected])

Register online below, or in person at our J.A. Walters facility.

For more information please call 770.297.9622