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Lifeguard Training & Certification

Swim Hard. Save Lives

Included with the YMCA class is also emergency oxygen administration. Both the Sherwood Family YMCA and the Clark County Family YMCA offer Lifeguard Training and Certifications.

Prerequisite Skills for All 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.

Upcoming Classes | Christmas Break

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.

Offered at the following locations

Sherwood Regional Family YMCA

Lifeguard Training Course

Learn to keep people safe. Successful candidates will receive certification valid for two years. 100% attendance required.

Offered at the following locations

Sherwood Regional Family YMCA