YMCA Lifeguard Certification Course

TRAINED TO SAVE LIVES.  

 During this YMCA Lifeguard Certification Course, you will learn the following skills: Basic Life Support,  Basic First Aid, how to utilize an  AED and Emergency Oxygen in a time of need, how to prevent incidents, and how to recognize and respond to emergencies in the pool and around the deck.  The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool, lake, river, surf and waterpark environments. Participants MUST attend all course times and complete all online tutorials PRIOR to the first day of class.  The pre-work will be sent out 7 days prior to the start of the course.

Participants MUST attend all course times and complete all online tutorials PRIOR to the first day of class.  The pre-work will be sent out 7 days prior to the start of the course.  The physical prerequisites for the course are:

  • 16 years old or above
  • Treading water for 2 min with no hands
  • Two pool lengths of each: front crawl with head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, and elementary backstroke kick with no hands
  • Feet first and head first surface dive and sprint swim at least 60 feet
  • Pick up object off of bottom of the pool (6 ft)
  • Climb out of pool without assistance of ladder or steps
  • Preform 100 compressions on a mannequin 
  • Listen to verbal directions given

To Register: Call or stop by the branch where the class is being offered or sign up online (registration deadline for each class is 1 week prior to the first day of class.  Payment is due upon registration).

 * There are 8-9 hours of online course requirements that must be completed prior to the first day of class.  These will be emailed out one week prior to the beginning of the class.

 Please contact Rachael Jonas at rachaelj@ymcaneworleans.org or 504-392-9622 with any questions.

 

 

MARCH 23-26 (Thurs-Sun)
4pm-8pm Thurs & Fri; 9am-5pm Sat & Sun
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: March 16
ALL COURSE PREWORK DUE: March 22
West St. Tammany YMCA • 985-893-9622
71256 Francis Rd. • Covington, LA 70433 
YMCA Members: $200  Community Participants: $250
Instructor: Mallorie Danos

REGISTER NOW!  


APRIL 14, 17, & 18 (Fri, Mon, & Tues)

9am-6pm all days
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 7
ALL COURSE PREWORK DUE: April 13
Buras YMCA • 504-564-0591
36364 Hwy 11, Buras, LA 70041
Cost Fee: $75 total ($25 down & $50 paycheck deduction upon hire)
Instructor: Raijon Johnson

Please visit the branch to register.  


APRIL 14, 17, & 18 (Fri, Mon, & Tues)

9am-6pm all days
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 7
ALL COURSE PREWORK DUE: April 13
Belle Chasse YMCA • 504-392-9622
8101 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037
YMCA Members: $200  Community Participants: $250
Instructor: Tracey Kauhn

REGISTER NOW! 


APRIL 18-21 (Tues-Fri)

9am-3:30pm all days
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 11
ALL COURSE PREWORK DUE: April 17
West St. Tammany YMCA • 985-893-9622
71256 Francis Rd., Covington, LA 70433
YMCA Members: $200  Community Participants: $250
Instructor: Mallorie Danos

REGISTER NOW! 


MAY 6, 7, 9, & 11 (Sat, Sun, Tues, & Thurs)

Sat & Sun 9am-5pm; Tues & Thurs 4pm-8pm
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  April 29
ALL COURSE PREWORK DUE: May 5
East Jefferson YMCA • 504-888-9622
6691 Riverside Dr., Metairie, LA 70003
YMCA Members: $200  Community Participants: $250
Instructors: Haley Bowden and Jessica Kingston

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MAY 13, 20, & 21 (Sat, Sat & Sun)

9am-6pm all days
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 6
ALL COURSE PREWORK DUE: May 12
Belle Chasse YMCA • 504-392-9622
8101 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037
YMCA Members: $200  Community Participants: $250
Instructor: Tracey Kauhn

REGISTER NOW! 


MAY 18-21 (Thurs-Sun)

Thurs & Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 11
ALL COURSE PREWORK DUE: May 17
West St. Tammany YMCA • 985-893-9622
71256 Francis Rd., Covington, LA 70433
YMCA Members: $200  Community Participants: $250
Instructors: Mallorie Danos

REGISTER NOW! 


MAY 31-June 2 (Wed-Fri)
9am-6pm all days
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 24
ALL COURSE PREWORK DUE: May 30
Belle Chasse YMCA • 504-392-9622
8101 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037
YMCA Members: $200  Community Participants: $250
Instructor: Tracey Kauhn

REGISTER NOW! 


 

JUNE 3, 4, 6, & 8 (Sat, Sun, Tues, & Thurs)
Sat & Sun 9am-5pm; Tues &Thurs 4pm-8pm
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 27
ALL COURSE PREWORK DUE: June 2
East Jefferson YMCA • 504-888-9622
6691 Riverside Dr., Metairie, LA 70003
YMCA Members: $200  Community Participants: $250
Instructor: Jessica Kingston

REGISTER NOW! 


JULY 8, 9, 11, & 13 (Sat, Sun, Tues, & Thurs )
Sat & Sun 9am-5pm; Tues & Thurs 4pm-8pm
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: July 1
ALL COURSE PREWORK DUE: July 7
East Jefferson YMCA • 504-888-9622
6691 Riverside Dr., Metairie, LA 70003
YMCA Members: $200  Community Participants: $250
Instructor: Jessica Kingston

REGISTER NOW! 


JULY 11-13 (Tues, Wed, & Thurs)
9am-6pm all days
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: July 3rd
ALL COURSE PREWORK DUE: July 10
West St. Tammany YMCA • 985-893-9622
71256 Francis Rd., Covington, LA 70433
YMCA Members: $200  Community Participants: $250
Instructor: Mallorie Danos

REGISTER NOW! 


JULY 11-13 (Tues, Wed, & Thurs)
9am-6pm all days
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  July 3
ALL COURSE PREWORK DUE: July 10
Belle Chasse YMCA • 504-392-9622
8101 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037
YMCA Members: $200  Community Participants: $250
Instructor: Tracey Kauhn

REGISTER NOW!