Annual Shutdown: The 18th St. YMCA will be closed Wed. May 19 - Fri. May 21. The 16th St. YMCA will be open normal hours.

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:

FEBRUARY 13 - 14, 2021
  • Must attend one class day in addition to online course work.
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: Jan 1, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: Feb 1, 2021
MARCH 6 - 7, 2021
  • Must attend one class day in addition to online course work.
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: Feb 1, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: March 1, 2021
MARCH 27 - 28, 2021
  • Must attend one class day in addition to online course work.
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: Feb 1, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: March 17, 2021
APRIL 10 - 11, 2021
  • Must attend one class day in addition to online course work.
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: March 1, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: April 1, 2021
APRIL 24 - 25, 2021
  • Must attend one class day in addition to online course work.
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Opens: March 1, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: April 14, 2021

Register

LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION COURSES

COURSE OPTION 1

  • Date: March 20, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Registration opens: January 1, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: March 10, 2021
  • Cost: $65

COURSE OPTION 2

  • Date: April 17, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Registration opens: Feb 1, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: April 7, 2021
  • 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 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.