YMCA of Greater Erie

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the YMCA of Greater Erie Lifeguard program is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.

Our comprehensive Lifeguard Training course includes accident prevention, lifeguarding techniques, emergency systems, and rescue skills. Course will also include CPR for the professional Rescuer with AED, Oxygen Administration and First Aid.

Here’s 5 top reasons to become a lifeguard:

  1. It is a profession you can take anywhere in the world.
  2. You can make a positive influence in a person’s life
  3. You develop leadership skills
  4. You learn to respond quickly in an Emergency situation and have the skills to save a person’s life
  5. You make a difference by providing a safe and welcoming environment