The Duluth YMCA Lifeguard Training program prepares individuals for a lifeguard position. Must attend all scheduled classes and pass both written and water skills tests. Course includes: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, AED and oxygen administration certifications.
Red Cross Junior Lifeguard Course: Junior Lifeguarding is designed to guide youth to the Red Cross Lifeguarding course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. Participants are not required to master or perfectly execute skills. They should learn techniques and build stamina during this program. This course does not certify participants in first aid, CPR or AED or as a lifeguard. Participants will be swim tested at the start of class to ensure safe participation.
Dates/Times: July TBD
*Must attend all course sessions and be 11-14 years of age.
Red Cross Basic Lifeguard Course: The purpose of the Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.
Spring Course: April 3 – 7 from 11 am – 6 pm daily
Summer Course: May 30 – June 2, and June 5 – 6 from 4:30 – 9:30 pm daily
*Must attend all course sessions and be 15 years of age by course completion.
*If you take our lifeguard course and become employed in the Aquatics Department, we will reimburse your course fee after working 300 hours.
Red Cross Basic Lifeguard Review Course: The purpose of the review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting.
Spring Course: June 3rd from 9 am – 6 pm and June 4th from 9 am – 1 pm
*Must hold current or recently expired certification and attend all course sessions.
Red Cross Waterfront Skills Module: The purpose of the Waterfront Skills module is to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in nonsurf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds.
Review Course: June 4th from 1 – 6 pm
Full Course: June 10th from 9 am – 5 pm
*Must hold current or recently expired basic or waterfront certification.