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.
Clark County Family YMCA
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Sherwood Regional Family YMCA
Register now for upcoming Lifeguard classes at Sherwood Regional Family YMCA.
Work at the Y
Once you have completed your lifeguard training, you can apply to work as a lifeguard. We have aquatics positions open throughout the year that you can put your skills to the test. Learn more about working at the Y and the benefits of joining our team.