Lifeguard Certification Classes

lifeguardsDuring this class, participants will learn life-saving rescue skills for an Aquatic Environment. Once a participant takes the classes and passes the skills and written test, they will be certified as a YMCA Lifeguard for 2 years.

Lifeguard Course Prerequisites

  • Complete medical clearance (recommended)
  • Minimum age 16. If under the age of 18, participant must have parental consent to take this course.
  • Pass the following swimming test:
    • Tread water for two minutes without using arms then swim a 100 front crawl
    • Swim a 50 each of front crawl with head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, breaststroke kick on back
    • Feet first surface dive to bottom, swim 15 feet, then surface
    • Sprint approximately 20 meters, arm first surface dive to retrieve an object, then tread water for 1 minute without using hands
    • Replace object on bottom, climb out of pool and perform 100 CPR compressions.

Must Be Able To Accomplish These Tasks

  • Remain alert, with no lapses in consciousness
  • Sit for extended periods, including in an elevated chair
  • Move to various locations, including in and around an elevated chair
  • Communicate verbally, including projecting the voice across distances
  • Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment
  • Observe all areas of the aquatic environment
  • Perform all needed rescues and survival skills
  • Think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate, supervise, and remember
  • Will possess the skills to operate alone as a lifeguard, with or without other lifeguard support.

Classes

Please note: Renewal and Crossover classes can be taught within FULL certification classes but participants MUST have a current Lifeguard certificate to attend (cannot be an out of date certificate).

Date Location Contact Special Notes 
5/28/21-6/11/21 Statesville Family YMCA Mitsuko Sugimoto
m.sugimoto@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information
6/6/21 (Renewal/crossover only) Kernersville Family YMCA Jonathan Sasser
j.sasser@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information
6/9/21-6/12/21 Jerry Long Family YMCA Amber Wooten
a.wooten@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information
6/12/21-6/15/21 William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA Caroline Campbell
c.campbell@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information
6/15/21-6/18/21 Yadkin Family YMCA Jenna Patton
j.patton@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information
10/1/21-10/23/21 Statesville Family YMCA Mitsuko Sugimoto
m.sugimoto@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information
10/2/21 (renewal only) Jerry Long Family YMCA Amber Wooten
a.wooten@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information
11/13/21-11/21/21 Kernersville Family YMCA Jonathan Sasser
j.sasser@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information

Programs

Kernersville Lifeguard Certification

2021-11 Lifeguard Certification

Aquatics, Certification / Training, Safety / Lifeguard

Ages: 16 - 100

Program Dates: Nov 13 2021 - Nov 21 2021

Member: $299.00

Non-Member: $299.00

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SV Lifeguard Certification

2021-10 Lifeguard Certification Class

Certification / Training, Safety / Lifeguard

Ages: 16 - 80

Program Dates: Oct 1 2021 - Oct 23 2021

Member: $250.00

Non-Member: $250.00

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