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Certifications

Gain the skill and knowledge you need to provide care and act in an emergency with our Certification programs.

We’re strengthening communities by offering Red Cross Certification courses in in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, Babysitting. These critical skills for young Teens through Adults make us all safer and open job opportunities for those who achieve certification.

Waterfront Lifeguard

17 Years & Older

Non-Members Welcome

See what it takes to be a lifeguard instructor during this intensive training where students learn how to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program.  Participants will develop an understanding of how to use course material, conduct training sessions, and how to evaluate progress. Attendance is critical as absences may result in no certification. Participants must pass 100% of water skills and 80% written tests.


This course is offered only occasionally. The next course will be September 29 – October 9 and participants MUST attend all classes to meet the training requirements of American Red Cross.

Sundays, September 29 and October 6 from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Mondays, September 30 and October 7 from 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, October 2 and 9 from 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Fee: $340 members/$365 non-members


Attention Non-Members:
All Non-Members must sign a Non-Member Program Participant Waiver in order to participate in programs. Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.
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Waterfront Lifeguard Renewal

15 Years & Older

Non-Members Welcome

This program will enable you to re-certify your lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid certifications.  Participants are required to pass 100% of the water skills and 80% of all written tests in order to be re-certified.  Little review will be given. Participants must bring own mask and proof of prior certification (must have been valid within last 40 days).


This course is offered periodically throughout the year, typically late December, early January, mid-May and early June. If no current listings contact Aquatics Director to learn when next recertification course may be offered.

Participant must be 15 years of age on or before date of final exam.

Attention Non-Members:
All Non-Members must sign a Non-Member Program Participant Waiver in order to participate in programs. Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.
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Water Safety Instructor

16 Years & Older

Non-Members Welcome

Become a certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor! Learn to teach children and adults to swim and give water safety presentations to kids and their parents. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age and a Level 4 American Red Cross Swimmer! A level 4 swimmer is a person that can swim Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Elementary Backstroke and Breaststroke with the proper technique and timing.

100% attendance required at all classes. Participants must pass 100% of water skills and 80% of written tests.

Dates/times below are for practical instruction that will take place at the Y. This course is a blended learning program with additional online instruction through the Red Cross website, which is needs to be completed before the first-class date of the practical instruction. You will be forwarded a link from the Aquatics Director to log into the course. An additional fee of $37 will be required upon log-in. All candidates must come to the Lakeland Hills YMCA prior to the practical part of the class to pick up the books for the WSI Course.


Participants must sign a Code of Conduct Waiver. This course is offered periodically throughout the year, typically in January and May/June.  If no current listings contact Aquatics Director to learn when next course may be offered.

Attention Non-Members:
All Non-Members must sign a Non-Member Program Participant Waiver in order to participate in programs. Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.
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Adult & Pediatric First Aid / CPR / AED

15 Years & Older

Non-Members Welcome

This course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illness, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies, and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age – teens, adults, and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years). Those who successfully complete the course will be certified in Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED for two years.


This course is offered periodically throughout the year, typically October/November and March.  If no current listings contact Aquatics Director to learn when next course may be offered.

Attention Non-Members:
All Non-Members must sign a Non-Member Program Participant Waiver in order to participate in programs. Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.

Red Cross Babysitting Certification

11 Years & Older

Non-Members Welcome

Learn how to be a responsible babysitter, how to handle emergencies, how to supervise and entertain children of different ages during this one day class. Must be 11 by time of class. Y membership is not required but space is limited. Bring a bag lunch. Contact Robb Elko for more information. Financial assistance available.


Attention Non-Members:
All Non-Members must sign a Non-Member Program Participant Waiver in order to participate in programs. Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.
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