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)