American Red Cross Lifeguarding Classes


20110304-lifegaurdYou’re in good hands when you learn lifeguarding at the Y. We have been an industry leader in aquatic safety for more than 100 years. The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatics emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.


  • Must be 15-years-old or older
  • Must be able to swim a continuous 300-yard swim
  • Must be able to tread water for two minutes
  • Must complete a timed swim to retrieve a 10-pound object from under 10 feet of water

At the end of this course, participants will test for Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR/AED certifications.

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Junior Lifeguarding Academy

jrlfChildren between the ages of 10 and 14 who have a passion for aquatics are invited to apply for the Y’s Junior Lifeguard Academy. In this special program, students will learn lifesaving skills, including first aid and CPR, and will also assist in teaching swim lessons.

C.W. Avery Family YMCA
Informational Packet (C.W. Avery Family YMCA)

Galowich Family YMCA
Informational Packet

Smith Family YMCA
Informational Packet

To learn more about lifeguarding classes at the Y, please contact the Aquatics Director at your local branch.

C.W. Avery Family YMCA
Danielle Krohn

Smith Family YMCA
Rachel Pescitani

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