The YMCA offers a full YMCA of the USA lifeguard training course that includes CPR and First Aid.

Participants must be 16 years old by the end of the class. Attendance, full participation and successful completion or written tests and performance of all water skills are required. 

If you're interested in working as a lifeguard for the YMCA, training may be available at no cost to you. Contact our branch aquatics directors for additional information.

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Community CPR Certifications & Add-On Training

 

Cleveland Lifeguard, CPR & First Aid

The Cleveland Y offers a variety of certification courses, from Lifeguarding to CPR/First Aid/AED/O2.  Check out our schedules to see if our offerings meet your needs.

North River Lifeguard, CPR & First Aid

The North River Y offers a variety of certification courses, from Lifeguarding to CPR/First Aid/AED/O2.  Check out our schedules to see if our offerings meet your needs.

Downtown Lifeguard, CPR & First Aid

The Downtown Family YMCA offers a variety of certification courses, from Lifeguarding to CPR/First Aid/AED/O2.  Check out our schedules to see if our offerings meet your needs.

Hamilton Lifeguard, CPR & First Aid

HAMLTON FAMILY YMCA LIFEGUARD CLASSES

It's a tradition we're proud to continue today. ​From community programs to lifeguard training to swim lessons, the YMCA teaches and promotes water safety one lap at a time. We empower people like you to anticipate and prevent problems before they occur and take action to help those in danger.

Questions? Email Schuyler Colling for more info.