Open the door to employment and volunteer possibilities through our YMCA Aquatic Certifications programs. Certification as a lifeguard or swimming instructor can lead to employment opportunities at the YMCA and elsewhere. You'll also develop leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success.

At the YMCA, you can choose from a variety of certifications:

  • YMCA Swim Instructor
  • Lifesaving Instructor (LSI)
  • Bronze Star
  • Bronze Medallion
  • Bronze Cross (pre-requisites for National Lifeguard certification)
  • National Lifeguard (NL)

CPR/First Aid

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Lifeguarding & Instructing

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