LIFEGUARDS SAVE LIVES
YGUARD is a rigorous 40 hour class for ages 16 and up.
During this class, participants will learn life-saving rescue skills for an aquatic environment. Once a participant passes the class, and passes the skills and written test, they will be certified as a YMCA Lifeguard for 2 years and can lifeguard at any YMCA and most other facilities (certification requirements may vary at each location).
At the end of class, you will receive certifications for:
YMCA Lifeguard - valid for 2 years
CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED - valid for 1 year
First Aid - valid for 2 years
Oxygen Administration - valid for 2 years
Class registration also includes fanny pack, CPR mask and whistle with lanyard.
If you drop out, miss class, or cannot pass the written exams or in-water skills for any reason, your money will not be refunded.
All participants must complete the Physical Competency Swim prior to registering for the class. This test can be completed by scheduling an appointment with the branch aquatics director. Click here to view Physical Competency Swim requirements.
Participants must be 16 years of age or older to attend class. All participants will be required to complete 8 hours of online training prior to the course.
You must attend all classes, receive 80% or better on all written exams, successfully perform all practical skills, successfully demonstrate strength and maturity to be a YMCA lifeguard to prevent accidents and also respond to emergencies through classroom and pool scenarios.
Additional Information: Bring a swimsuit, towel, pen, paper and any food you wish to eat during training.
Bryan Family YMCA: Clay Dorman, 336.478.9622
Eden YMCA: Chris Carter, 336.623.8496
Hayes-Taylor YMCA: Renee Hicks, 336.272.2131
Ragsdale YMCA: Justine Intiso, 336.882.9622
Reidsville YMCA: Cassy Velarde, 336.342.3307
Spears YMCA: Laura Brown, 336.387.9625