American Red Cross Lifeguard Training is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a lifeguard. The program is based on sound decision-making, proper use of rescue equipment, knowledge of water safety, and proficiency in rescue skills.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive the following certifications: YMCA Lifeguard, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.
Lifeguard Training Prerequisites:
Lifeguard Certification Requirements:
Upcoming Lifeguard Certification Courses:
Participants must attend every class in entirety. Pre-requisites: 300-yard swim (freestyle and breaststroke), 2 minutes treading water using legs only, 10 pound brick retrieval.
Training takes place over five days, and all must be attended in entirety.
Feb 2-3 and 9-10, or
March 2-3 and 9-10, or
April 6-7 and 13-14, or
April 27-28 and May 4-5, or
May 18-19 and 25-26
Fee: $175 Members / $250 Community
Fee includes book, mask and supplies. Participants must attend all classes.
For more information, please contact Lesley Webster, Aquatics Director, (309) 797-3945 ext 256.