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within FULL certification classes but participants MUST have a current Lifeguard certificate to attend (cannot be an out of date certificate).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 
7/29/20-8/2/20 Wilkes Family YMCA Alexis Greene
a.greene@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information
7/30/20-8/2/20 Fulton Family YMCA Megan Rodman
m.rodman@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information
Registration Form
8/18/20-8/21/20 Jerry Long Family YMCA Sandy Thomerson
s.thomerson@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information
11/14/20-11/22/20 Kernersville Family YMCA Jonathan Sasser
j.sasser@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information
12/4/20-12/16/20 Fulton Family YMCA Megan Rodman
m.rodman@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information
Registration Form
12/17/20 (renewal only) Wilkes Family YMCA Alexis Greene
a.greene@ymcanwnc.org
Lifeguard Class Information

Programs

Fulton Lifeguard Classes

2020-07 YGuard Lifeguard Class

Aquatics, Safety / Lifeguard

Ages: 16 and above

Program Dates: Jul 30 2020 - Aug 2 2020

Member: $299.00

Non-Member: $299.00

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Fulton Lifeguard Classes

2020-12 YGuard Lifeguard Class

Aquatics, Safety / Lifeguard

Ages: 16 and above

Program Dates: Dec 4 2020 - Dec 19 2020

Member: $299.00

Non-Member: $299.00

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Jerry Long Lifeguard Certification Class

2020-08 Lifeguard Class Full Certification

Aquatics, Certification / Training, Safety / Lifeguard

Ages: 16 and above

Program Dates: Aug 18 2020 - Aug 21 2020

Member: $299.00

Non-Member: $299.00

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Jerry Long Lifeguard Certification Class

2020-10 Lifeguard Class Full Certification

Aquatics, Certification / Training, Safety / Lifeguard

Ages: 16 and above

Program Dates: Oct 18 2020 - Oct 21 2020

Member: $299.00

Non-Member: $299.00

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Kernersville Lifeguard Certification

2020-11 Lifeguard – Renewal/Crossover Only

Aquatics, Certification / Training, Safety / Lifeguard

Ages: 16 - 100

Program Dates: Nov 22 2020 - Nov 22 2020

Member: $150.00

Non-Member: $150.00

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Kernersville Lifeguard Certification

2020-11 Lifeguard Certification

Aquatics, Certification / Training, Safety / Lifeguard

Ages: 16 - 100

Program Dates: Nov 14 2020 - Nov 22 2020

Member: $299.00

Non-Member: $299.00

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SV Lifeguard Certification

2020 – 10 YGuard Lifeguard Class

Certification / Training, Safety / Lifeguard

Ages: 16 - 80

Program Dates: Oct 2 2020 - Oct 24 2020

Member: $250.00

Non-Member: $250.00

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Wilkes Lifeguard Training

2020-07 Lifeguard Class-Full Certification

Certification / Training, Safety / Lifeguard

Ages: 16 - 110

Program Dates: Jul 29 2020 - Aug 2 2020

Member: $250.00

Non-Member: $250.00

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Wilkes Lifeguard Training

2020-09 Lifeguard Class-Full Certification

Certification / Training, Safety / Lifeguard

Ages: 16 - 110

Program Dates: Sep 21 2020 - Sep 26 2020

Member: $250.00

Non-Member: $250.00

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Wilkes Lifeguard Training

2020-12 Lifeguard Class-Renewal

Certification / Training, Safety / Lifeguard

Ages: 16 - 110

Program Dates: Dec 17 2020 - Dec 17 2020

Member: $150.00

Non-Member: $150.00

Register