Our lifeguard training courses prepare you to help keep swimmers safe.

Learn the skills you need to become a certified lifeguard from the YMCA. All lifeguards trained by the Y are certified through the American Red Cross, a nationwide leader in water safety and lifeguard instruction.

Many participants who complete lifeguard training are eligible to become employed at the Y as lifeguards. Check with your local Y for more information about specific class requirements and other details.

Find a Lifeguard Training Class

Interested in becoming a certified lifeguard? Find a class and register now!


Interested in Working for the Y?

Visit our Careers page to find out how you can make a difference in your community! Browse available lifeguard openings, swim instructor positions, and more!