Help Make Swimming Safer

Do you want to turn your love of water and swimming into a valuable job or important safety-focused career? With our American Red Cross lifeguard certification courses, you can do just that. We offer certifications for individuals looking to gain the necessary skills to teach swimming or to work as lifeguards in a variety of areas. We also offer lifeguard recertification, to help current guards keep their skills sharp.

Lifeguard Training

Want to become a lifeguard? Take our Lifeguard Training class. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training is ideal for people who want to work at traditional pools. The course teaches professionalism, patron and facility surveillance, victim recognition, equipment-based rescues, and caring for head, neck and back injuries. Training and certification is through the American Red Cross. Click here for the current flier.

Water Safety Training

Get rewarded by teaching life long skill to children and get paid doing it. Better yet, work for the YMCA and get most of your training paid for. 

CPR/AED/First Aid Training

Sudden cardiac arrest happens more often in the U.S. than people think, and many of its victims are not aware that they're at risk; in fact, many seem quite healthy. CPR helps maintain vital blood flow to the heart and brain and increases the amount of time during which an electric shock from an automated external defibrillator (AED) can be effective. When provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, effective bystander CPR can double or triple a victim's chance of survival. The Y is dedicated to providing safe environments for people of all ages and abilities. 

For more information contact:  Nina Rankin, at 620-275-1199 ext 210 or send her an email at .