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 includes CPR masks and American Red Cross Certification. The class manual is additional.

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:

  • Jan. 4 - Jan 5, 2020
  • Mar. 7 - Mar. 8, 2020
  • Mar. 28 - Mar. 29, 2020
  • April 24 - April 26, 2020
  • May 2 - May 3, 2020
  • Aug. 1 - Aug. 2, 2020
  • Sept. 12 - Sept. 13
  • Cost: $100/per person

Registration Deadline: Day before pretest

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Lifeguard Re-Certification Class
  • Dates & times:
    March 15, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    April 19, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Registration opens: February 1, 2019
  • Cost: $65

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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.

  • Dates: (6 day class. Must attend all sessions)
    March 6: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    March 7: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    March 8: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    March 13: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    March 14: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    March 15: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Pretest: Feb 29 |  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Registration deadline: Feb. 27
  • Cost: $200.00

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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 Becky Galvan at 402-463-3139 or at aquatics@hastingsymca.net with any questions you may have.

  • Date: TBD
  • Price: $35 per person
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: 16th St. YMCA Pool

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