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Lifeguard Training & Certification

Our Family YMCA is not only our community’s leading provider of swim lessons and water-safety instruction, we also host Lifeguard Certification and Re-certification courses several times a year. The training is conducted by Red Cross instructors.

Lifeguard Certification and Re-certification Courses

The Westport Weston Family YMCA hosts training’s for new lifeguards and to re-certify current lifeguards with a combination of online training sessions and a two-day, instructor-led skills session in the YMCA’s Strittmatter Family Aquatics Center. The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguards ages 15 and older with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. To maintain their certification, current lifeguards are required to take periodic refresher courses. Registration is open at westporty.org ; online course work must be completed before the class date. Live training will take place on the following dates for the upcoming re-certification and certification classes, at the Family YMCA. Certification and Re-Certification classes offered on:   Lifeguard Certification fee for YMCA members is $425; $475 non-member. Re-Certification fee for YMCA members is $230; $260 non-member and will be only the second day of all our class offerings. No refunds will be given one week before the start of the class. Fall Class offerings listed below:

Full Certification Course  Offerings (Online Coursework Required) members $425, non members $475

Feb 15-16              Feb 29-March 1              March 7-8                  March 21-22                    April 4-5

April 9-10            April 18-19                         May 9-10                 May 16-17                             May 30-31

June 6-7                                                    June 13-14


Re-certification Offerings (Online Coursework Required) members $230, non members $260

Feb 15                       Feb 29                       March 7                                    March 21

April 4                      April 9                     April 18                                        May 9                                                     May 16

May 30                                                                   June 6                                                      June 13

After registering for the class at westporty.org, each student will receive an email with a link to the online portion of the class. For more information or questions, please contact the Aquatic Department Colleen Carroll,  ccarroll@westporty.org .

American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification Module

Teaches lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in non-surf, open water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds. Class will be $150 for members/$200 non-members. Please call for more information on these classes.

Course  Offerings (Online Coursework Required)

Classes to come  in Spring of 2020!