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:

  • 8/30 - 6pm - Pickaway County Family YMCA
  • 11/29 - 6pm - Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA


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: Pickaway County Family YMCA
Dates: September 7-8 & 14-15 (Weekends)
Times: Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Instructor Contact: Carrie Augenstein

Where: Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA
Dates: December 7-8 & 14-15 (Weekend)
Times: Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 8am-4pm, Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Instructor Contact: Kymtra Zahn