Lifeguard Certification Course
With your nationally recognized Y Guard lifeguarding certification, you can apply for a lifeguard position at any area YMCA or local pool*.
- Age: 16 and older
- Cost: $175 (Course fee is reimbursed following 350 hours of YMCA employment.)
- Must attend all 37 hours of course.
- Prerequisites: Must pass a swimming competency test
- Completion: Must pass a written test and a skills test
*Verify with your potential place of employment. Completion of these courses does not guarantee employment by the YMCA. Further mentoring may be required before being employed by the Y.