American Red Cross Certifications
Lifeguard Training Course
Sept 26 - Oct 2

We offer different on-site, American Red Cross Training, health, and safety training classes.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training: 

Requirements PRIOR to first in-person class:

  • Roughly 7 hours of online work to be completed BEFORE first class. The link will be provided via email within a week of registering.

  • Successfully complete ALL prerequisite skills PRIOR to first class.

    • Swim 300 yards continuously using a combination of front crawl and breaststroke

    • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only

    • Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10-pound object from bottom of the deep end, swim on back holding object with both hands to shallow end and exit pool without a ladder.


Requirements DURING in-person classes:

  • Attend all classes

  • Successfully demonstrate competency in all skills and rescue scenarios

  • Pass two in-water final scenario tests

  • Pass the written exams with 80% or better


Must be 15 years old by the last day of class

Minimum of three (3) / maximum of eight (8) participants to run a course.

Call or email Carolyn at 338-4598 or with questions.

Within a week of registering, you will receive an email with more details.

Courses are added often. Please continue to check here for the next available course.

Cost: $250 Annual Members/$300 3 Month and Non-Member

$50 non-refundable deposit due when you sign up


Cost of course will be reimbursed for employees of the Waldo County YMCA

For more information, email Aquatics Director, Carolyn Steeves.

Refund Policy: If cancellation occurs within 2 weeks of the given course, a 100% refund will be allowed. If the course is not passed, no refund will be given.