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For more information on times, dates, and cost of training, Contact Erin Johnson, Aquatics Coordinator, at 315-253-5304 ext 1012 or email Erin



YMCA Lifeguard Certification Course with Waterfront
The course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuers. Participants will be certified in CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen Administration. The course covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, open water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool management, and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard.

Next Class:  Monday & Wednesdays, April 29 - May 23*
Class Dates
Monday, April 29                     Monday, May 13                      * Thursday, May 23
Wednesday, May 1                 Wednesday, May 15
Monday, May 6                       Monday, May 20
Wednesday, May 8                Wednesday, May 22


How To Register

1. Successfully complete the prerequisite swim
No pre-registration is required. 
              Monday, April 15th 6:00-8:30pm

 2. Immediately following successful completion, register at our Member Services Desk.

                   Auburn Y Members:  $325
            General Public             $375

3. Please submit your preferred email to receive the information
     for the online portion of this class.
     ** Note online portion must  be completed before the first  in-person class


 View our  flyer and more details Here



Lifeguard Re-Certification
Extend your lifeguard certification for two years. Required certifications must be current

Y-Swim Lesson Instructor
Certification course requires 24 hours of class and pool time. Participants should be able to  perform all strokes.

Y-Aquatic Safety Assistant (YASA)
Course for ages 14 and up. Course will prepare you to take the Lifeguard Course.


ASHI TRAININGS...American Safety and Health Institute

Basic First Aid

Four-hour course designed to give the knowledge to provide assistance to someone who is injured or becomes ill suddenly.


Blended Basic First Aid

Learning combines on-line and classroom learning. Must register 2 weeks prior to class date and complete on-line portion before class.

CPR/Professional Rescuer

CPR/Professional Rescurer or Red Cross BLS training is required for all lifeguards, paramedics and health care professionals.


Emergency Oxygen Administration

Two-hour course offers training in delivery of emergency oxygen.