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YMCA OF GREATER MONTGOMERY

Certifications & Trainings

At the Y, our highest priority is for our staff be properly trained and certified in order to assist and train our members at the highest level of excellence. When it comes to pool safety or personal fitness, we guarantee a trustworthy environment where kids can play safely and adults can rely on our direction to reach their health goals. 

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Lifeguards protect their community by preventing, recognizing, and responding to water-related emergencies. In order to get a job at most facilities, you need to become certified, and most employers look for American Red Cross Certification. Obtain your 2-year certification by taking a Lifeguarding course from the American Red Cross through the YMCA of Greater Montgomery. Courses take as little as 30 hours and emphasize hands-on training, supported by classroom instruction.

  • Participants must be 15-years old on or by the last day of training
  • Participants must be able to swim 300 yards with a combination of freestyle and breaststroke without rest
  • Participants must have proof of ID on 1st day of class
  • Participants must be able to tread water without arms for 2 minutes straight
  • Participants must complete a timed brick test

Participants must wear appropriate bathing suits for water skills, shorts for men and 1 piece suits for women.

  • Cost for Members: $200.00
  • Cost for Non-Members: $250.00
  • Age Range: 15 and up
  • Open to everyone from ages 15 to 99.
  • Participants must be 16-years old to be considered for employment at the YMCA
    Choose the session most convenient for your schedule.
  • The class hours will be 28 hours or more
SESSION 1
  • Dates: January 17 – 28, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Registration Deadline: January 16, 2022.
Register for Session 1 Lifeguard Certification

SESSION 2
  • Dates: February 14 – 25, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Registration Deadline:February 13, 2022
Register for Session 2 Lifeguard Certification

SESSION 3
  • Dates: March 21 – 25, 2022.
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Registration Deadline: March 20, 2022
Register for Session 3 Lifeguard Certification

SESSION 4
  • Dates: April 18 – 29, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Registration Deadline: April 17, 2022.
Register for Session 4 Lifeguard Certification

SESSION 1

  • Dates: Feb 17 – 28 2022
  • Time: 5:00 – 8:30pm
  • Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Registration Ends: May 31, 2022.

SESSION 2

  • Registration Ends: May 31, 2022

Register for Session 2

SESSION 1

  • Dates: March 21 -March 25, 2022
  • Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Day(s): Monday – Friday
  • Registration Dates: February 3 – March 20, 2022 (in house deadline is March 22)

Register for Session 1 Lifeguard Certification

SESSION 2

  • Dates: April 11 – April 22, 2022
  • Time: 3:30am – 6:30pm
  • Day(s): Monday – Friday
  • Registration Dates: February 3 – April 10, 2022 (in house deadline is April 11)

Register for Session 2 Lifeguard Certification

SESSION 3

  • Dates: May 2 – May 13, 2022
  • Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Day(s): Monday – Friday
  • Registration Dates: February 3 – May 1, 2022 (in house deadline is May 2)

Register for Session 3 Lifeguard Certification

  • Registration: In-house only
  • Dates: April 25th – April 30th, 2022
  • Time: Monday – Friday: 3:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 8:15am – 12:15pm
  • Cost: $200 members $250 non-members

Registration Information for Lifeguard Certification

For more information on dates and times, email Brady Ballenger, [email protected]

SUMMER

CAMP IS

CALLING!

Summer camp registration is now open! Join the Y for a safe, fun and exciting summer camp experience that engages your child’s interests and keeps them active.

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