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 21 - 24, 2019  |  Pretest: Mar. 1, 2019
  • April 11 - 14, 2019  |  Pretest: Mar. 28, 2019
  • May 2 - May 5, 2019  |  Pretest: April 18

Class Times:

  • TBD
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:

  • Mar. 29 - Mar. 31, 2019  |  Mar. 14, 2019
  • April 26 - April 28, 2019   |  April 11, 2019
  • May 23 - May 25, 2019  |  May 9, 2019

Class Times:

  • TBD

Registration Deadline: Day before pretest

Lifeguard Re-certification Class
  • Dates:
    Mar. 31, 2019
    April 28, 2019
    May 25, 2019
  • Registration opens: February 1, 2019

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 One Schedule:
  • Jan. 11 - 13 and 18 - 20, 2019
  • Pretest: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Registration opens: Nov. 15, 2018
  • Registration deadline: Jan 3, 2019
  • Registration Fee: TBD
Class Two Schedule:
  • May 23 - 27, 2019
  • Pretest: May 5, 2019
  • Registration opens: Nov. Mar. 28, 2019
  • Registration deadline: May 17, 2019
  • Registration Fee: TBD

 

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.