Specialized Aquatic Instruction

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course


This course is for those interested in becoming a certified lifeguard. Upon completion, participants will receive CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED, First Aid and Lifeguard Certification. Participants must pass a swim test on the first day of class to continue with the course. Half the fee will be refunded if the swim test is not passed. Must be at least 15 years old, and the class must have 4 participants to be held. 


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Location: Knowles Y Indoor Pool – 424 Stadium
Cost: $175 Y-member; $250 Non-member
Register by: TBA

For more information, call 761-9007.

Participation in this course does not guarantee employment with the YMCA.


American Red Cross Lifeguard RE-Certification Course


This course is for lifeguards renewing certifications. A swim test is required the first night of class and participants must be 15 years old. This is an American Red Cross class taught by YMCA personnel. Must attend all classes to pass the course. Must register by May 9.

Days/Times: May 19 / 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Knowles Y Indoor Pool
Fee: $85 Y-member; $135 Non-member
Register by: May 16

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

Must be 16 years of age and possess strong swimming skills. Participants learn to teach water safety, including Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety Courses, six levels of Learn-To-Swim,  three levels of Preschool Aquatics and two levels of Parent and Child Aquatics.

Days/Times: tba
Location: Knowles Y Indoor Pool – 424 Stadium
Fee: tba

For more information, call 761-9007.

Intro to Scuba

Jeff Adams, Scuba Adventure owner, will teach participants what they need to know before entering the water; understanding and using the mask; different options for snorkels, masks, fins and aqua socks; proper use and kicking techniques with fins; proper use of a snorkel and much more! No equipment required. [Register]


Date: TBA
Time: TBA
PLACE: Knowles Y Indoor Pool – 424 Stadium

For more information, call 761-9007.