Lifeguard Certification

Learn How to Save a Life!

Lifeguard Certification Course

This certification course (American Red Cross) is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in the pool. The comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to guard, anticipate and prevent problems, and how to take action to help those in dangerous situations. It also covers safety and survival skills which every swimmer needs to know; accident prevention, scanning techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills and first aid in aquatic environments. Classes are scheduled each month as needed. 3 participants are required in order to hold the course. Full course is $200 for members and $300 for non-members. Re-cert class (if your certification is less than 30 days expired) is $75 for members and $125 for non-members. Certification must be provided to take the re-cert class. To check for upcoming classes please call 864-433-9623 for our Middle Tyger YMCA or 864-585-0306 for our Thomas E Hannah YMCA.  

The next class will be offered soon!  More details on the next class coming soon.

CPR/AED and First Aid classes for Adult, Child, and Infant are now being offered at the Thomas Hannah YMCA the 3rd Saturday of every other month from 8 am to 4 pm. Prices are $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Please call the Membership Services Desk at 864-585-0306 to learn more and register.