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 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

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 to purchase for $5. Contact Maria Urlacher 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 our Aquatics Director at aquatics@hastingsymca.net.