Do you want to help protect the lives of your community? Come get certified as a lifeguard with us!



  • Lifeguard certification classes happen every.... a month
  • You can take our certification class even if you aren't going to be working at our Y!
  • Cost for the class is $175 for members, $200 for participants
  • Class is this many sessions
  • Attendance is mandatory
  • You should bring a swimsuit and towel to each session
  • Registration is limited to 10


Certification Required Prerequisites

You must pass the following in order to complete the course:

  • 300 yard swim test using Freestyle and Breaststroke nonstop
  • Tread water for two minutes with arms across the chest
  • Perform a timed event that requires a 20 yard swim, surface dive to 8 – 9 feet of water, bring up a 10 lb. brick, and kick back to the starting point with the brick on chest and no use of hands.
  • Must be at least 15 by the end of the course. Please bring proof age to the prerequisite testing (driver’s license, state ID card, birth certificate).