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SAVE LIVES. BECOME A LIFEGUARD!

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the Greater Naples YMCA Lifeguard program is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussion, online e-learning, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.

Get Certified in: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (all valid for two years). Class attendance is mandatory. Participants must pass the prerequisite skills test to continue with this class. To achieve certification, participants must pass the in-water skills tests, written tests and online class.

Pre-qualification swim test and online coursework must be completed prior to the first day of class. Call or email to schedule your swim test.

UPCOMING TRAININGS:

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AUGUST SESSION

4 Day Lifeguard Certification Course: August 7 - 11

Get Certified in: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (all valid for two years). Class attendance is mandatory. Participants must pass the prerequisite skills test to continue with this class. To achieve certification, participants must pass the in-water skills tests, written tests and online class.

PRICE: $50 for the 4 day course and online class.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only
  • Swim 20 yards in one minute and forty seconds, surface dive to a depth of up to 10 feet, pick up a 10 pound object, and return.

*Must have 5 participants to hold the class.


CLASS SCHEDULE:

  • Pre-swim Test: August 7 @ 4:00 pm
  • August 7: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • August 9: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • August 10: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 11: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
     


SAVE LIVES. BASIC WATER RESCUE CERTIFICATION

The Y will be hosting a 4 hour Basic Water Rescue Certification Course. Participants will learn basic principles of emergency planning and assisting others using non-swimming rescues in a water emergency.

Get Certified in: American Red Cross Universal Certificate indicating Basic Water Rescue that is valid for 3 years.

Price: $75 for 4 hour class.

UPCOMING TRAININGS: TBA


QUESTIONS?

For more information on Y Swim Lessons, please contact:

Melissa Wilson
Aquatics Director
Office: 239.963.3762
Cell: 239.571.9023
E-mail Melissa