Lifeguard Certification


Any time of the year, whether swimming, boating, or going to a water park, everyone should know the basics of water safety. The Harrison County YMCA, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, offers courses for lifeguard certification. The best part about taking a YMCA course is that while you are learning, you are also helping the YMCA’s mission to provide compassionate care to those in need.

You must be 15 by the time the class ends to enroll in lifeguarding certification.

What certifications do the courses include?

Certifications include lifeguard, AED, and CPR certifications. All are included in the price.

What is included in the initial lifeguard certification test?

What is your pricing?

We charge $250 for first-time certification for members and $265 for non-members. Certifications expire after two years. For recertifications for members and nonmembers, the price is $150 and $165 respectively.

How long are your courses?

This varies greatly depending on who is teaching the course. Some of the courses are “custom” and will work around your schedule; some are during the week and some are only on weekends. Regardless of how busy you are, however, we almost always have something that will fit into your schedule. Give us a call and ask for our Aquatics Director for more information.

Are you hiring for lifeguards after we’re certified?

We are ALWAYS taking applications for lifeguards!

Contact the Y for more details and available time slots for this seasonal activity!