Gain the skills to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer
This certification course presents the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool, lake, river, surf, and waterpark environments. Participants learn up-to-date information on how to lifeguard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and by taking action to help those in danger when necessary.
- Safety and rescue skills
- Accident prevention
- Guarding techniques
- Emergency systems
- First aid in aquatic environments
- Spinal injury management
- Open-water dangers
- Legal responsibilities
- Pool management
- Information on how to get a job as a lifeguard
The course provides certification for:
- CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer
- Basic First Aid for the Community
- Emergency Oxygen Administration
Lifeguard or teach swimming at the Y and save
If you complete this course, and are employed as a lifeguard at the YMCA for at least 90 days, the Y will reimburse you for this course’s fees. If you work at the Y as a swim instructor, you get free training. Explore job opportunities.
Questions? Contact Kilohana Moa at (808) 261-0808.