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Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Certification

The YMCA lifeguarding course includes certification in Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, AED, and Emergency Oxygen Administration, all of which are mandatory certifications to maintain a valid lifeguarding certification. You must be 16 years old and pass the YMCA lifeguarding swim test by the last day of class to become certified.

Session & Registration Dates

West Cabarrus Branch

Session 1: April 13–15
Registration Dates:
March 15–30
Late registration is available with a $10 late fee April 1-April 7.

Session 2: April 27-29
Registration Dates: April 1–14

Friday: 5pm-9pm
Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

Members: $160
Non-Members: $175

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The prerequisite test is divided up into three parts and consists of the following:

Part 1:
100yd freestyle
Two minute water tread with no hands
Part 2:
50yd breaststroke
50yd freestyle with face out of the water
50yd breaststroke with face out of the water
50yd elementary backstroke
50yd side stroke (25yd on each side)
Part 3:
60ft freestyle sprint
Arm over feet surface dive to bottom of the pool and retrieve object
Two minute water tread holding object out of the water
Arm over feet surface dive to replace object on the bottom
Swim to end of pool and get out

Alicia Martin, Aquatics Director
704.795.9622 x218