Lifeguard Training Course

Join the Hilliard/Ray Patch Family YMCA for an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course over Hilliard's spring break! Learn skills to prevent and respond to aquatics emergencies in preparation for a rewarding job as a lifeguard.


Monday, 3/19, through Thursday, 3/22, 9:00-5:00 each day


$200/Member     $250/Non-Member    FREE with Employment Offer

Prerequisites for ALL Participants

There will be a skills pre-test on Friday, 3/16, 5:00-6:00 PM. All candidates will be required to complete the following tasks:

  • Swim 300yds continuously (on front or side, demonstrating a strong stroke and breathe control)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes, using legs only
  • Complete the timed rescue event in 1 minute, 40 seconds or less. The event is to swim 20yds on your front, surface dive in 7 feet of water, retrieve a 10lb brick from the bottom and return to the starting point with both hands on the brick.