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 during the administration day.

Participants MUST attend all course times and complete all online tutorials.  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 (Participants must register before the administration day. Payment is due upon registration).

 * The Administration Day is mandatory. Online course requirements must be completed during this time.

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

 

 

Belle Chasse Classes

504-392-9622 • 8101 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037 •  YMCA Members: $200; Community Participants: $250  Instructor: Tracey Kauhn

April 30, May 5, 6 & 12
Administration Day: April 30 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Class Days: May 5, 6 & 12 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
May 24, 31, June 1 & 2
Administration Day: May 24 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Class Days: May 31, June 1 & 2 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

July 6, 10, 11 & 12
Administration Day: July 6 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Class Days: July 10-12 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

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East Jefferson YMCA Classes

504-888-9622 • 6691 Riverside Dr., Metairie, LA 70003 •  YMCA Members: $200; Community Participants: $250  Instructor: Jessica Kingston

April 15, 21, 28 & 29
Administration Day: April 15 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Class Days: April 21, 28 & 29 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
May 20, 29-31
Administration Day: May 20 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Class Days: May 29-31 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

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West St. Tammany YMCA Classes

985-893-9622 • 71256 Francis Rd., Covington, LA 70433 •  YMCA Members: $200; Community Participants: $250  Instructor: Mallorie Danos

March 31, April 3-6
Administration Day: March 31 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Class Days: April 3-6 from 9:00am - 3:00pm
May 9, 16, 17, 19 & 20
Administration Day: May 9 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Class Days: May 16 & 17 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm; May 19 & 20 from 9:00am-5:00pm

 

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South Plaquemines YMCA Classes

Port Sulphur & Buras YMCAs • Cost: $75/total ($25/down & $50 payroll deduction upon hire)  Instructor: Raijon Johnson

April 26, May 6-10

Administration Day: April 26 from 4:00pm-7:30pm
Class Days: May 6 from 9:00am-5:00pm
May 7-10 from 4:00pm-8:00pm
Port Sulphur YMCA - 504-564-0020
378 Civic Drive, Port Sulphur, LA 70083

April 12, 21-24

Administration Day: April 12 from 4:00pm-7:30pm
Class Days: April 21 & 22 from 9:00am-5:00pm
May 23 & 24 from 4:00pm-8:00pm
Buras YMCA - 504-564-0591
36364 Hwy 11, Buras, LA 70041

REGISTER IN-PERSON AT THE BRANCHES!