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Lifeguard Courses

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

The Siouxland YMCA offers American Red Cross lifeguard training that includes online learning, in person hands-on skill practice and written tests. Certification includes: Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED training.

Prerequisites - To be completed before the first day of class:

1) Minimum age: 15 years old by the first day of class.

2) Swim 300 yards with freestyle & breaststroke.

3) Tread water 2 minutes using only legs.

4) Timed brick retrieval in 1 minute 40 seconds.

5) Online Learning: Online course is at your own pace and takes about 7 hours to complete. Course link is emailed out up to 24 hours after registration.

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is valid for two years from the date of completion.

2022 Program Dates

March 2022 Spring Break Option: March 10th, 9:00am-5:00pm

March 11th, 9:00am-5:00pm

March 2022 Weekend Option: Friday, March 25th, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, March 26th, 9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, March 27th, 9:00am-5:00pm

March 2022 Weekend Option: Friday, March 28th-31st, 6:00pm-9:00pm

April 2022 Evening Option: April 4th, 5th, 12th, and 13th, 5:00pm-9:00pm

April 2022 Renewal Option: April 28th, 5:00pm-9:00pm

April 29th, 5:00pm-9:00pm

*Please register with an updated email address, as your instructor will communicate by email with information about the course.


Questions? Email Aquatics Director, Sarah, at