YMCA Group Swimming Lessons are an amazing part of the Y’s long history, and we would like you to be a part of that heritage! Offered for ages 6 months to adults.
Did you know that a 30-minute walk in the water is equivalent to a two-hour walk on land? Water resistance offers an excellent opportunity for muscle toning and body sculpting. Water also cools the body during exercise, which reduces stress on the heart and reduces the risk of injury by lessening the impact on weight-bearing joints, muscles, and bones.
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). This certification covers CPR/AED, First Aid, O2, and YGUARD life guard certification.
YMCA Lifeguard Classes - Ragsdale YMCA - Spring 2020
Ragsdale YMCA is offering its spring lifeguard class, a rigorous course for ages 16 and up!
Prerequisites: Participants must be 16 years of age or older, at the end of the class. All potential participants must schedule an appointment with Justine to complete the physical competency requirements. Physical competency requirements are on the back of this sheet. Potential participants will also be asked to schedule and complete an interview and reference check process before enrollment in the course can be approved.
At the end of class you 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
You must attend all classes, receive 80% or better on all written exams, successfully perform all practical skills, demonstrate the “Safe in 6” lifeguard skills, successfully demonstrate strength and maturity to be a YMCA lifeguard to prevent accidents and also respond to emergencies through classroom and pool scenarios.
Cost: $100 SPECIAL FOR ALL CERTIFICATIONS! YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH JUSTINE TO COMPLETE SWIM COMPETENCY TEST BEFORE REGISTRATION IS ACCEPTED.
Includes: YMCA Lifeguard, ASHI CPR-PR, First Aid and O2 Administration Certification, CPR Mask, Fanny pack, Whistle w/lanyard and On the guard: The YMCA Lifeguard Manual, Edition 5.
Where: Ragsdale YMCA
900 Bonner Drive
When: TWO OPTIONS, 6 PERSON MAX IN EACH CLASS
Additional Information: Bring a swimsuit, towel, pen, paper and any food you wish to eat during training.
YMCA Lifeguard Class - Spears YMCA - April 2020
YMCA Lifeguard, ASHI BLS, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration Certification, CPR mask, fanny pack and whistle with lanyard.
Program Dates and Times
Friday, April 17th, 5-9 pm
Saturday, April 18th, 11 am-5 pm
Sunday, April 19th, 12-6 pm
Friday, April 24th, 5 pm-9 pm
Saturday, April 25th 11am-5pm
Sunday, April 26th, 12 pm-6 pm
All participants must complete the Physical Competency Swim prior to registering for the class. See Physical Competency Swim Requirements on the details form. To schedule this swim you can contact Laura Brown, Aquatics Director, at 336.387.9622.
$250 for Members
$300 for Potential Members
Registration Ends April 5th
There must be a minimum of 4 participants for us to offer the class. The Cap is 10 participants. 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.
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.
Bring a swimsuit, towel, and any food you wish to eat during the training. There will be no time to leave the Y to pick up food.
The YMCA of Greensboro offers three options for swim team. Our summer Bears Swim Team, the GCY Makos and the Eden Purple Penguins.
Focuses on an individuals needing one on one attention from one of our certified instructors. Also, available at some branches are Semi-Private lessons for 2-4 people depending on the branch.
Adaptive Swim Lessons
The Adaptive Swim Lesson Program will offer basic water safety instruction, introduction to the water, and beginner level swimming skills. There will be a 1:1 teacher to student ratio for all students. These classes are designed for ages 3-15.
GCY and the Bryan YMCA now offer two competitive swim programs for adults. Whether you are swimming for fitness, training for triathlons or competing in swim meets, GCY is the training environment for you!
Our Masters program focuses on all four competitive strokes and helps athletes train for swim meets at all levels. Our Tri-Swim program focuses on freestyle and will help you train for triathlons from Sprint to Ironman. We pride ourselves in creating a program that accommodates athletes of all levels. Feel free to try out the program with a free one-week trial.