Being a top-quality lifeguard come from rigorous training, commitment, vigilance, and quality supervision. A lifeguard who is experienced, prepared and confident is an asset to the community. That' why the Sacramento Central YMCA offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Courses.
The Lifeguard Program is a scenario-based training course, where participants learn what it takes to be a professional lifeguard. This course provides all the certifications required by the State of California to lifeguard at any pool, beach, or water park.
Sep 17, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021; Fri, Sat, Sun @ 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Nov 27, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021; Fri, Sat, Sun @ 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Registration can be completed ONLINE, over the phone or at the Sacramento Central YMCA. For over the phone registration please call the Front Desk at 916.452.9622.
AGE: You must be age 15 or older by the last day of the Lifeguard Program.
E-LEARNING: You must complete approximately 8 hours of e-learning prior to the 1st day of the course. You must provide a certification of completion to your Lifeguard Instructor.
WATER SKILLS: Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs.
Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:
You will need to bring the following to your course:
Upon successful completion of the course you will receive the following certifications:
All Cpr/First aid and Lifeguarding participants will be eligible for a partial refund (all but $10 processing fee) if canceled a week before the start of the class (Start date indicated on receipt). There are NO REFUNDS if canceled the day before class starts. The only exception is a refund for special situations including an injury, illness or a family related emergency where you are unable to complete the class. A refund for the class of the will be issued if the YMCA has to cancel due to low enrollment.