life guard ymca

BUILD A SKILL. SAVE A LIFE

Training & Certifications


At the Y, safety is one of our top priorities.

That’s why we offer the opportunity to become certified in CPR, Lifeguard, and First Aid. These programs will not only teach you the skills to administer life-saving techniques, but also help you build confidence in your ability to keep everyone around you safe.


UPCOMING CERTIFICATIONS:

We invite you to browse our upcoming trainings and discover exciting learning opportunities through the YMCA.

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+ Click for Lifeguard Training (LGT)

3-Day Lifeguard Certification Course

Get Certified in: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (all valid for two years).

Class Requirements: Must be at least 15 years old, continuously swim for 300 yards, tread water for 2 minutes using legs only. Must be able to dive 10 feet to retrieve a 10 lb object, then kick on your back for 20 yards and climb out of the pool in 1 min and 40 seconds or less. Attend and participate in 100% of all class sessions. Complete all eLearning (6-8 hours) assignments prior to first class in the session.

Training Locations: Naples Branch and Marco Branch

Program Cost: YMCA Members: $199 |  Non-members: $229


UPCOMING TRAININGS:

Naples Branch Location

Upcoming Dates: Click on date to register for class

  • May 13-15 (Friday: 4pm-8pm, Saturday: 8am-4pm, Sunday: 8am-4pm)
  • May 20-22 (Friday: 4pm-8pm, Saturday: 8am-4pm, Sunday: 8am-4pm)
  • June 10-12 (Friday: 4pm-8pm, Saturday: 8am-4pm, Sunday: 8am-4pm)
Registration closes 7 days before class begins

Marco Branch Location

Upcoming Dates: Click on date to register for class

  • Jun 7-9 (Tuesday: 8:30am-3pm, Wednesday: 8:30am-3pm, Thursday: 8:30am-3pm)
Registration closes 7 days before class begins

+ Click for Lifeguard Recertification (LGT/R)

Lifeguard Recertification

Lifeguarding Review classes are designed to update your skills and to renew your current Red Cross Lifeguarding certification valid for another 2 years. Current certification (or expired by 30 days) in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate in the review course. Current certification is required to work as a Lifeguard.

Training Locations: Naples Branch and Marco Branch

Program Cost: YMCA Members: $109 |  Non-members: $139


UPCOMING TRAININGS:

Naples Branch Location

Upcoming Dates: Click on date to register for class

Registration closes 7 days before class begins

Marco Branch Location

Upcoming Dates: Click on date to register for class

  • May 14 (Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm)
  • June 1 (Wednesday 8:30am-5:30pm)
Registration closes 7 days before class begins

+ Click here Lifeguard Instructor Training(LGI)

Lifeguard Instructor course (LGI): December 21 and 22

Who Needs this Lifeguard Instructor and Trainer Review Course? This course is for those who are currently lifeguard certified who are interested in getting certified and learning and to teach lifeguard training classes. Participants must be at least 17 years old to participate

Program Details:

  • Dates: December 21-22
  • Training Location: Greater Naples YMCA , Naples FL 34109
  • Program Cost: $300 - $375

+ Click for The Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

The Water Safety Instructor (WSI): February 20, 2022 - February 22, 2022

course trains instructor candidates to teach all of the courses presented in the Swimming and Water Safety program to all age groups; all of the courses listed above, plus Learn-to-Swim Levels 4-6 and Adult Swim. This certification is the gold standard and provides the most comprehensive training for swim instructors.

You must be at least 16 years old to be able to attend. You need to be able to float on your back and tread water for one minute as well as be able to swim 25yards of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke, and 15 yards of butterfly to take this course.

Program Details:

  • Dates & Times:
    • Sunday, February 20 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Monday, February 21 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Tuesday, February 22 from 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Training Location: Greater Naples YMCA , Naples FL 34109
  • Program Cost: $300 - $350

QUESTIONS?

For more information on Lifeguard Certifications, please contact us at aquatics@marcoy.org.