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Lifeguard Training & Certification

The Westport Weston 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 certified instructors.

Lifeguard Certification and Re-certification Courses

Our lifeguard certification and re-certification program uses a blended learning curriculum combining online training classes, (A link will be emailed 1 week before first class) and a two-day, instructor-led skills classes 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.

Lifeguard Certification in-person classes

Fall dates: October 23 -24; 9am to 7pm  2-day course

Members: $430
Non-members: $500

Re-certification in-person classes (Online Coursework Required)*
Re-certification classes will run simultaneously with full-certification classes.

Fall dates:  October 23 -24; 9am to 7pm  2-day course

Members: $230
Non-members: $300

*After registering for the course, each student will receive an email with a link, one week before the start of the first class, to the online portion. No refunds will be given one week before the start of the first class. For more information or questions, please contact Brian Ference

YMCA Westport Weston Lifeguards