Lifeguard Certification & Training

Become a certified lifeguard! Participants must be at least 15 years of age and must be able to swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for two minutes using only the legs, complete a timed event within 1 minutes, 40 seconds.

Participants who successfully complete the course will earn an American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding. Registration fee includes CPR masks and American Red Cross Certification. The class manual is additional.

Traditional Learning Courses:

Traditional learning meets a total of four class days and is a classroom lecture. This class includes water skill components and upon completion will receive a Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.

Available Class Dates: (Must attend all scheduled classes)

  • March 22nd - 25th  |  Pretest: Mar. 6th
  • May 24th - 27th  |  Pretest: May 8th

Class Times:

  • Thursdays & Fridays: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Pretest times: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Blended Learning Courses:

Blended learning meets a total of three class days and requires 7 hours of computer work prior to attending class. This class includes water skill components and upon completion will receive a Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.

Available Class Dates:

  • April 6th - 8th  |  Pretest: Mar. 20th
  • April 20th - 22nd  |  Pretest: April 3rd
  • April 27th - 29th  |  Pretest: April 10th
  • May 11th - 13th  |  Pretest: April 24th

Class Times:

  • Fridays: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Pretest times: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration Deadline: Day before pretest

Re-certification dates:

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Apr 14th

Apr 15th

May 19th

May 20th

Make some extra cash by becoming certified to teach swim lessons! Participants who successfully complete the course will earn American Red Cross Certification in Water Safety for the Swim Instructor. Registration fees include the American Red Cross WSI Manual, and American Red Cross Certification and access to instructors corner from the Red Cross.

Class Schedule:

  • Sat. May 19th  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun. May 20th  |  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Mon. May 21st  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tues. May 22nd  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed. May 23rd  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Pre-Test: Fri. May 18th  |  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration Fee: $200

Registration deadline: May 11th, 2018

Must be 16 years or older and complete pre-test and complete all scheduled classes.

Register for our in-depth re-certification class for lifeguards. This is a professional CPR class for lifeguards that are looking to become re-certified. When attending this class, please bring your adult CPR mask. Infant CPR masks will be available to purchase for $5. Contact Lynn Eddy at 402-463-3139 or at aquatics@hastingsymca.net with any questions you may have.
  • Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
  • Price: $35 per person
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: 16th St. YMCA Pool
Register

For more information contact Lynn Eddy at 402-463-3139 or email aquatics@hastingsymca.net.