In order to take the American Lifeguard course participants must:

  1. Be at least 15 years old by the last day of the course attended Pass the prerequisites:
  2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:
    1. Starting in the water swim 20 yards
    2. Surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back
    3. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
  4. Attend all training sessions
  5. Perform all skills with accuracy
  6. Pass a written test with a score of at least 80%

 

Prerequisite Dates & Times:

TBA

 

Lifeguard Class Schedule:

Cost: FREE for potential staff
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Member Rate: $200
Non Member Rate: $250

Note: Course must have a minimum of 5 participants who have successfully passed their pre-requisite skills prior to the start of the course or the course will be cancelled. 

Where: Delaware Community Center YMCA
Dates: TBA
Times: TBA
Instructor Contact: chelsea.guinty@ymcacolumbus.org

Where: Grove City YMCA
Dates: March 6-8, March 14-15
Times: TBA
Instructor Contact:  sdamron@ymcacolumbus.org

Where: Reynoldsburg Community Center YMCA
Dates:  March 23-26
Times: 9am-5pm
Instructor Contact: brandon.foley@ymcacolumbus.org

Where: Grove City YMCA
Dates: April - TBA
Times: TBA
Instructor Contact: sdamron@ymcacolumbus.org

Where: Don M. And Margaret Hilliker YMCA
Dates: May 26-29
Times: TBA
Instructor Contact:  debbie.sheehan@ymcacolumbus.org

Where: Pickaway County Family YMCA
Dates: September 12-13, September 19-20
Times: 9am-5pm
Instructor Contact:  carrie.anders@ymcacolumbus.org

Where: Jerry L. Garver YMCA
Dates: December - TBA
Times: TBA
Instructor Contact:   skylar.fox@ymcacolumbus.org