Become a Certified Lifeguard

Enroll in the Y’s American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Class today! During this four-day course, you’ll learn professional lifeguarding skills and responsibilities, first aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and how to use an AED.

It is recommended that all participants can complete the following pre-requisites prior to registering for the class:

  • Must be able to complete a continuous 300-yard swim
  • Must be able to tread water for two minutes without using hands
  • Must complete a timed swim to retrieve a 10-pound object from under 10 feet of water

When does class meet?

November 20-22: 4-10 p.m.
November 25: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

How do I register?

Visit the Galowich Family YMCA or call (815) 744-3939. If you have a YMCA account, you can register online.

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