Interested in becoming a lifeguard?
The course provides the knowledge & skills needed to become a certified senior lifeguard. Individuals must attend all scheduled class days and have total participation. Students must pass both the written & physical tests for national YMCA certification.
2019 Lifeguard Certification Classes are as follows:
March 7-10; 16 & 17
April 25-28; May 4 &5
May 16-19; 25 & 26
September 12-15; 21&22
For exact times on these training dates please see Lou Bergen, Aquatics Director. This certification class is 32 hours in total. Must meet minimum qualifications (below).
Cost: YMCA members $200 / Non-member $220
2019 Lifeguard Re-Certification Classes are as follows:
- March 30
- June 1
- August 31
For exact times on these training dates please see Lou Bergen, Aquatics Director.
Cost: YMCA members & staff $50 / Non-member $90
If you are interested in this class see Lou Bergen, Aquatics Director 843-522-9622.
Essential Prerequisites: minimum age 16 and must be a very strong swimmer.
Individual must be able to pass a ¼ mile swimming test using various strokes, survival floating, treading water. CPR (adult, child, & infant), First Aid, AED and O2 certification preferred prior to class.
**CPR/First Aid Class will be included at no cost if student is not currently certified. The CPR class will be in addition to the regularly scheduled lifeguard courses.
CPR/First Aid Class
Saturdays from 8am-12:00 pm on the following dates in 2019:
- February 9
- March 2
- April 6
- May 11
- June 8
- June 22
- July 20
- August 17
- September 7
- September 19
- November 23
Please contact Lou Bergen, Aquatics Director to register for this class. Space is limited!
Y member & Staff: $25