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American Red Cross Lifeguard Course

The Victory Family YMCA hosts monthly Lifeguard Courses for those ages 15 and up who are interested in obtaining Lifeguard Certifications.


Friday night (Class 1): 5:00 PM -9:00 PM *Prerequisite swim will need to be completed and passed by student before they can start any portion of the class (see below for prerequisite swim details).

Saturday (Class 2): 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM *Students are given a lunch break

Sunday afternoon (Class 3): 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The class will continue on the succeeding weekend and follow the same schedule

Friday night (Class 4): 5:00 PM -9:00 PM

Saturday (Class 5): 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM *Students are given a lunch break

Sunday afternoon (Class 6): 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cost & Registration

A $20 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration and then balance should be paid in full after student passes the prerequisite swim test.

Members: $125

Non-Members: $160

Register at your local YMCA or Online


Prerequisites for Course

On the first night of class, the students must be able to:

  1. Swim 300 yards and include the following strokes: front crawl with rotary breathing & breaststroke
  2. Swim 20 yards then surface dive to a minimum depth of 7 feet to retrieve a 10 lb. brick, and return to starting point
  3. Tread water for 3 minutes

Upcoming Courses

  1. February 3rd-5th and February 10th-12th


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Stephanie Goens; Aquatics Coordinator

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