At the Y, we see lifeguarding as a valuable life-saving skill and the beginnings of a potential career. We offer beginning lifeguarding courses and make sure we offer certified instructors the most up-to-date information and certifications.

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Lifeguard Training (Ages 15+)

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses, until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel take over.

Candidate must be able to pass a swim test consisting of:
  • 300 yards (12 lengths) of continuous front crawl or breaststroke, with rhythmic breathing.(Not timed)
  • Swimming 20 yards from starting point and retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the deep end, then surfacing and swimming back to the starting point holding the brick with both hands. (Timed event = 1:40)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes no hands.

Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page to request a swim test. The prerequisite swim test MUST be completed prior to registration. 

LOCATION: Kokomo Family YMCA – Kokomo, Indiana

March 27 - April 1, 2023

May 15-20, 2023

Member: $185.00
Non-Member: $200.00

For more information please contact Madison Foye:
Registration OPEN HERE!

Lifeguard Review

Lifeguard Review Courses (Age 15+)

Individuals with a soon-to-be or recently expired Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR-AED certificate may participate in a review course. Each participant will have the opportunity to view video segments, practice and perform skills for evaluation and complete the final written exams for each course. A student study guide will be available at time of registration. Fees are due at time of registration. Please bring your CPR pocket mask, swim suit & towel to each session. For more information, contact

$85 Y members | $100 Non-Members
(Must show proof of certification)

March 24-26, 2023
May 5-7, 2023

Pre-requisite Swim Test
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