life guard ymca

Training & Certifications

Earn certification from the American Red Cross. Designed for individuals, swim coaches, lifeguards, and others who work in or near water. Our certifications can not only help you stay safe – but give you the skills to help others during times of crisis.


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

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+ Click here Lifeguard Instructor course (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

+ Click for Lifeguard Certification

3-Day Lifeguard Certification Course: TBA

Get Certified in: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (all valid for two years). Class attendance is mandatory. Participants must pass the prerequisite skills test to continue with this class. To achieve certification, participants must pass the in-water skills tests, written tests and online class.

Program Details:

  • Dates & Times: TBA
  • Training Location: Greater Naples YMCA , Naples FL 34109 (view map)
  • Program Cost: $175


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