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 minute, 40 seconds.

Participants who successfully complete the course will earn an American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding. Registration fee does not include a printed copy of the lifeguard manual. (Digital copy available with registration via Red Cross)

Blended Learning Courses:

Blended learning meets a total of two 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:

FEBRUARY 19 - 20, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: Jan 1, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: Feb 4, 2022
MARCH 5 - 6, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: Feb 1, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: Feb 25, 2022
MARCH 26 - 27, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: Feb 1, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: March 18, 2022
APRIL 9 - 10, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: March 1, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: April 1, 2022
APRIL 23 - 24, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: March 1, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: April 15, 2022
MAY 14 - 15, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: April 1, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: May 6, 2022
MAY 21 - 22, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: April 1, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: May 13, 2022

Register

LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION COURSE DATES

MARCH 20, 2022

  • Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Registration opens: January 1, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: March 13, 2022
  • Cost: $65

APRIL 3,2022

  • Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Registration opens: Feb 1, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: March 27, 2022
  • Cost: $65

MAY 1,2022

  • Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Registration opens: Feb 1, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: April 24, 2022
  • Cost: $65

Register

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 for use during class. Contact Maria Urlacher at 402-463-3139 or at aquatics@hastingsymca.net with any questions you may have.

  • Dates:
    February 27, 2022
    March 20, 2022
  • Price: $50 per person
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: 16th St. YMCA Pool

For more information contact our Aquatics Director at aquatics@hastingsymca.net.