Lifeguard Training

Our Lifeguard training program provides a comprehensive education centered on preventing accidents in aquatic environments. It includes all of the skills and knowledge required for the lifeguard candidate to be effective and successful at swimming pools, lakefronts, beaches, and water parks. The course offers up-to-date information on how to guard, anticipate and prevent problems, and take action to help those in danger when necessary. Lifeguard training enables students to learn and apply safety principles in their own lives, develop leadership skills, and improve their decision making skills. YMCA certification is accepted at all state run facilities.

The Aquatics Director has additional information on employment at both our Y and other organizations for interested  lifeguard candidates. Please contact Sean at:

• Minimum Age 15 - proof of age required at time of registration)
• Pass Prerequisite swim test


Day/Time: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Ages: 15 & up (proof of age required), must pass a swim test

Fee: $325.00 (includes Certification, Books, and all pre-requisites)

Lifeguard review and recertification

Fee: $150.00

The American Red Cross requires current lifeguards to participate in a 15 hour recertification class in order to renew their certification. We offer this class only once each spring before the summer beach season begins.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Training

The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course provides instructor candidates the training needed to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program.

Whether you want to splash around with kids and teach them to swim, help children or adults refine their strokes or teach diving safety techniques, you can do it as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Qualified instructors can also help prepare swim coaches to prevent and respond to emergency situations.

WSI Class Dates:
There is not a class scheduled currently. Please contact Sean Vaillancourt (443-4112 x23 or for information about upcoming classes.

The YMCA Aquatics Director has additional information on employment at both our Y and other organizations for interested WSI candidates. Please contact Sean at: