The Lifeguard certification course through the YMCA of the USA is designed to provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool, lake, river, surf, and waterpark environments.
Participants will also be certified in American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) courses:
Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen.
Participants must be at least 16 years of age by the end of the course to earn certification.