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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
    • Cost: $200 members | $250 non-members
    • Program Dates: November 23 – November 25, 2020
    • Registration Dates: November 1 – November 21, 2020
    • Program Day(s)- Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
    • Time: 8:30am-6:30pm

    Register for Lifeguard Certification
SESSION 1
  • Dates: March 22 -March 26 2021
  • Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Day(s): Monday – Friday
  • Registration Dates: December 1 2020 – March 19, 2021
Register for Session 1 Lifeguard Certification

SESSION 2
  • Dates: April 19 – April 30, 2021
  • Time: 3:30am – 6:30pm
  • Day(s): Monday – Friday
  • Registration Dates: December 1 2020 – April 16, 2021
Register for Session 2 Lifeguard Certification

SESSION 3
  • Dates: May 10 – May 21 2021
  • Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Day(s): Monday – Friday
  • Registration Dates: December 1 2020 – May 7, 2021
Register for Session 3 Lifeguard Certification