At the Y were are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 news and information. The CDC and local government leaders have advised our community to practice “social distancing.” The physical contact requirements of the lifeguard programs do not allow for participants to maintain the recommended 6ft distance from other participants.
The Y has decided to temporarily suspend Lifeguard training. This includes the following classes:
April 3-5 New Certification
April 4 Lifeguard Instructor Review
April 10-11 Review Certification
April 18 Lifeguard Instructor Review
April 18, 25-26 Lifeguard Instructor Certification
We will work with participants on transferring to other course offerings when we are able to resume training. For participants that have already completed the online pre-requisites, that completion record is valid for any lifeguard class over the next 3 months. At this time, we are exploring additional class offerings but will not be putting that information out until we are confident we can safely resume training.
For participants who are renewing their existing lifeguard certification, Red Cross has agreed to put out a provisional extension to your certification. To qualify, you will need to email me back with your full name, email, and the date your current certification expires. I will process your extension for you close to your expiration date.
Please email all refund requests, registration change requests, and any questions regarding lifeguard training to email@example.com and I will reply as soon as the YMCA resumes operations. No changes in registration will take place prior to the Y resuming operations.
Registration is now open! Members and non-members can register at Program Registration or by contacting any YMCA Welcome Center.
This course will strengthen your lifeguard skills and train you to teach lifeguard certification courses. Courses include Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, Waterfront Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Bloodborne Pathogen Training. Participants will earn an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification valid for 2 years upon successful completion of the course.
• Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
• Be at least 17 years old
• Complete a Lifeguard Instructor online course
Saturday, April 18, 9am-6pm Waukee
Saturday, April 25, 9am-6pm Waukee
Sunday, April 26, 9am-6pm Waukee
Must attend all sessions
Registration Deadline March 15.
Member Fee $225 Non-Member Fee $250
Refunds will not be given if you have not completed your online coursework by the beginning of the first classroom day. Refunds will not be given in the event you are unable to complete the prerequisites, you do not successfully pass the course, or you fail to unregister prior to the first day of the course.
Please bring a swim suit, towel, lunch, snacks, meals and own drink each day. Short meal breaks will be offered.
Financial assistance does not apply to lifeguarding courses.