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Swim Hard. Save Lives

Both the Sherwood Family YMCA and the Clark County Family YMCA offer Lifeguard Training and Certifications.

Pre-requisite skills for Lifeguard Training Courses:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  • Tread water for two minutes using legs only.
  • In one minute, 40 seconds or less: Swim 20 yards, surface dive 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 lbs brick and return to start without brick re-entering water.

Lifeguard Review Course

Successful completion of the course extends current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification for two years. Participants must present a valid Red Cross Lifeguard certification and bring a copy of their Lifeguard Participant Manual.

Lifeguard Training Course

Upon successful completion of the class, participants will become lifeguards by gaining necessary skills needed to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants will receive a two-year Lifeguard, CPR/AED, and First Aid certification through the American Red Cross.

Registration

Register now for the upcoming class at Clark County Family YMCA, or learn more about our Lifeguard Training at the Clark County Family YMCA.
Register now for upcoming Lifeguard classes at Sherwood Regional Family YMCA