Lifeguarding First Aid & CPR

The Worthington Area YMCA is proud to offer full American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification and First Aid & CPR Certification courses to our community and the surrounding areas. We offer Lifeguarding Certification, Lifeguard Review, First Aid/CPR Certification and first Aid/CPR Review classes several times a year. Check below for our current and upcoming Lifeguardinga and First Aid/CPR Certifications and Reviews. 

New Lifeguard certification

Participants will undergo 30 hours of coursework: 7 hours online prior to first class and 23 hours in classroom. Participants will be contacted by the instructor and must provide a valid email and phone number when registering. Participants will be required to complete the online learning portion prior to attending class on Friday. Participants must pass the following physical requirements on Friday to continue the course: 

  1. Swim 300 yards performing the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes without the use of their arms/hands. Place hands above the water or under the arm pits. 
  3. Perform a timed recovery scenario by swimming 20 yards, submerging to retreive an object located in 8-10 feet of water and return with object to the startign point and exit the water. This task must be completed in under 1 minute 40 seconds. 

Class Fee: $175.00 per participant

  • May 29th-May 31st

    • April 10th 8am-8pm

    • April 11th 8am-8pm

    • April 17th 8am-5pm

New Lifeguard Review (Recertification) 

The Lifeguarding Review class is for any currently certified lifeguards who are still under their two year certification or not past their 30 day expiration period. Course is 10 hours in length. This comprehensive review course will bring Lifeguards up to the current American Red Cross Standards, and recertify them for another 2 years. CPR, First Aid and AED reviews are included in the cost of the program, 10 hours of course work and hands on experience. Participants must pass a physical test: 300yd swim, 2 minutes treading water without hands and a timed recovery drill. Each class is restricted to 10 participants.

  • Saturday May 22nd: 9:00am - 7:00pm

Class Fee: $75.00 per participant

American red cross adult & pediatric cpr/aed & First aid course

This course includes 4 hours of course work and skill testing. Each class is restricted to 10 participants.

  • Check back for updated class offerings


To register for a course, Click Here to enroll online. 


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