Lifeguard Training

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

Upcoming Certifications

Lifeguard Re-certification Course: March 9 & 11, 2020 6-8 p.m.


• Must have a current, unexpired lifeguard certification


Contact Sponge at

Bath Area Family YMCA

Upcoming Lifeguard Certification Classes

March 9 & 11, 2020
Monday & Wednesday
6-8 p.m. 


Contact our Aquatics Director

Brian 'Sponge' Savage
(207) 443-4112 x23

Landing YMCA

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