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. 


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: $75.00
  • Cost for Non-Members: $125.00
  • 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

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