Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Red Cross Lifeguarding

Upon successful completion, students will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard certification which includes lifeguard skills, first aid, CPR for the professional rescuer, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.  The certification is good for two years from the completion date.  


  • Online coursework due prior to the first day of class for all blended learning courses.
  • Mandatory swim test includes:
    • 300-yard swim (front crawl or breaststroke)
    • 20 yards swim to retrieve and return a 10-pound brick
    • Tread water with feet only for 2 minutes
  • Attendance is mandatory at all session dates.
  • Participants must be 15 years old by the date of the last class.

Upcoming Sessions:

Stowe Family YMCA:
April 13-16th 1:00-5:00 pm Blended Learning Course
June 10 – 12: 9:00 – 5:00 pm Blended Learning Course

Warlick Family YMCA:
March 13th, 4-9 pm and 14th 9:30 am-6 pm
April 24th, 4-9 pm and 25th 9:30 am-6 pm
May 15th, 4-9 pm and 16th 9:30 am-6 pm
June 11th, 4-9 pm and 12th 9:30 am-6 pm

These are blended learning classes.  There is online work to be completed before the first in-person class session.


YMCA Members:  $192.00
Program Participants: $249.00


Red Cross Lifeguarding Recertification

Recertification is available for Lifeguards whose certification expired less than 6 months prior to the course.

Warlick Family YMCA:

March 14 9:30 – 6:00 pm
April 25 9:30 – 6:00 pm
May 16 9:30 – 6:00 pm
June 12 9:30 – 6:00 pm


Members:  $124.00
Program Participants: $155.00