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Lifeguard Certification (Starts May 8)

Registration closes May 7th.  If you are applying for the John D Nelson Lifeguard Scholarship, please have the application turned into the NLYMCA by July 10, 2017.  Applications are available upon request.

In Lifeguard Training, participants learn:

  • Incident prevention and victim recognition
  • Decision-making skills
  • Lifeguard supervision systems
  • How to handle special lifeguarding environments and situations
  • How to make safe and effective rescues

Must be able to complete pre-course skills test:

  • 550 yards swim (150 Freestyle, 150 Breaststroke, 250 mix)
  • Treading water for 2min without use of hands
  • 40 yard swim to retrieve 10 lb brick from 10 ft pool depth within allowed time.
  • Swim under water for 15 yds while retrieving 3 submerged rings

Class Schedule

  • Tuesday, May 8 & 15, 4-8 PM
  • Wednesday, May 10 & 17, 4-8 PM
  • Saturday, May 12 & 19, 8 – 4 PM

Participants must attend all sessions, unless pre-arranged with instructor.

To register, contact John at jleech@nlymca.com

AGES: Must be 15 years of age by class start date
COST: $175 for Members, $220 for General Public