Lifeguarding

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The Bangor Region YMCA offers a number of on-site health and safety training classes. We offer the latest courses in the nationally recognized American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training will give anyone age 15 and older the ability to learn valuable lifesaving skills. These courses give participants the knowledge and expertise needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.

  • Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Minimum of 3 participants is required to run Lifeguard classes and Lifeguard challenges.
  • A 30+ hour course, if successfully completed, provides a 2-year Lifeguard certification as well as First Aid and a 2-year CPR/AED for the Lifeguard certification.
  • Successful completion of the CPR section within the course is required for certification. 

Starting in May, our Lifeguard Training courses will be taught through Blended Learning, combining online learning and in-person skills sessions. The online portion must be completed prior to the in-person skills session and a certificate of completion must be presented at the start of the in-person skills session.

Upcoming 2020 Certification Courses:
February 18th – 19th, 8:00am – 5:00pm (In-Person Skills Sessions. Must register by Feb. 14th.)
April 20th – 21st, 8:00am – 6:00pm (In-Person Skills Sessions. Must register by April 17th.)
April 23rd – 24th, 8:00am – 6:00pm (In-Person Skills Sessions. Must register by April 17th.)
June 6th – 7th, 8:00am – 6:00pm (In-Person Skills Sessions. Must register by June 1st.)
June 20th – 21st, 8:00am – 6:00pm (In-Person Skills Sessions. Must register by June 12th.)

Cost: $275 (Full Lifeguard Training Course includes training book and pocket mask)

*2020 Waterfront Lifeguard Certification Course
Waterfront Option Available for an additional $100
Prereq for Waterfront Course: 550-yard swim; treading for 2 minutes without the use of arms; 15 yards underwater ring retrieval; timed brick response.

Re-Certification Courses are also available:
February 23rd, 12:00 – 6:00pm
March 29th, 12:00 – 6:00pm
April 26th, 12:00 – 6:00pm
May 24th, 12:00 – 6:00pm
June 14th, 12:00 – 6:00pm

Cost: $100 (Re-Certification Course)

For more information, email Shawn Rich, Aquatics Manager.