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 4 - 5, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: Dec 1, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: Jan 29, 2023
FEBRUARY 18 - 19, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: December 1, 2022
  • Registration Deadline: Feb 12, 2023
MARCH 4 - 5, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: Jan 1, 2023
  • Registration Deadline: Feb 25, 2023

Register

LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION COURSE DATES
  • FEBRUARY 26, 2023
    • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    • Cost: $100
    • Registration Opens: Jan 1, 2023
    • Registration Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
    MARCH 12, 2023
    • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    • Cost: $100
    • Registration Opens: Feb 1, 2023
    • Registration Deadline: March 10, 2023

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:

    January 24, 2023
    Registration Opens: December 1, 2022
    Registration Closes: January 22, 2023

    March 28, 2023
    Registration Opens: January 1, 2023
    Registration Closes: March 26, 2023

    June 27, 2023
    Registration Opens: April 1, 2023
    Registration Closes: June 25, 2023

    September 26, 2023
    Registration Opens: July 1, 2023
    Registration Closes: September 24, 2023

  • Price: $50 per person
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: 16th St. YMCA Pool

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