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Lifeguard Certification

This comprehensive Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and AED class will prepare you for employment as a lifeguard. PLEASE NOTE: These are blended learning classes. You will get a link for the online portion of the class with a deadline to complete everything. In-water skills will be tested on the dates listed below.

You must be able to complete a 300-yard swim non-stop using front crawl and breaststroke and one other timed swimming test to participate in the class.

Please be sure to bring a notebook and pen, swim suit and towel, personal pocket mask and your textbook to every session. If you do not have a personal pocket mask, you may purchase one at the time of registration.

Participants must attend all classes and successfully pass skill tests and a written exam in order to be certified. Any class conflicts must be discussed with the instructor and approved prior to class.

Certification is through American Red Cross and is valid for two years.

Please note: No refunds will be issued if participants do not pass the class.

Ages: 15 years old and up

Member Fee: $160

Non-Member Fee: $200

Personal Pocket Mask Fee: $14 (if needed)

Location: Carlisle Family YMCA

Sessions: See below


April Session

  • Registration – closes April 9
  • Online training – April 12-18
  • In-person training and testing – April 19, 21, 26 & 28 from 6-8pm

May Session

  • Registration – closes April 30
  • Online training – May 3-10
  • In-person training and testing – May 11, 13, 18 & 20 from 6-8pm

Questions? Contact:

Tara YoungAquatics Director
Facility Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 10pm

7am – 8pm

10am – 6pm

Pool Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 8:30pm

7am – 6pm

10am – 4pm