Skills needed to begin the course are listed below. This swim test will be given on the first day of class:

  • Swim 100 yards front crawl
  • Tread water 2 minutes
  • 250 endurance swim (50 yards front crawl head up, 50 yards sidestroke, 50 yards breaststroke, 50 yards breaststroke head up, 50 yards elementary backstroke kick with hands on the chest)
  • 25 yard sprint and surface dive to bottom to retrieve an object, tread water for 1 minute, return object to bottom, hoist yourself out of the pool without use of ladder
  • Immediately begin CPR compressions for 1 minute (approximately 100 compressions), then scan and identify object as instructed.

You will receive the following certifications: CPR– Pro (1 year), First aid (2 years), Oxygen (2 years), YMCA Lifeguarding (2 years).  In addition to the classroom hours, there are about 10 online hours to complete prior to class beginning. You must be present for ALL dates listed. Please bring suit, towel, pen, paper, and healthy snacks/lunch to each class. Members: $200, Non-Members: $300

For more information call Christina Carter at 734-661-8050 or