BUILD A SKILL.
SAVE A LIFE.
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATIONS
Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a first responder, the YMCA of Southern Arizona’s American Red Cross lifeguard class is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussions, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.
Become a lifeguard in three easy steps:
- Select your training location (see below).
- Register online or at YMCA near you.
- Attend and pass the American Red Cross lifeguard class.
Three convenient training locations
LOHSE FAMILY YMCA
60 West Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ
- 4/6, 4/7, 4/13, 4/14 9am-5pm
- 5/15-5/17 4pm-8:30pm, 5/18 & 5/19 9am-6pm
7770 nORTH sHANNON rOAD, tUCSON, az 85741
- 3/9/19 8am-10am, 3/18-3/22 7am-1pm
- 4/27/19 9am-11am, 5/4, 5/5, 5/11, 5/18, 5/28 7am-1pm
OTT FAMILY YMCA
401 South Prudence Road, Tucson, AZ 85710
(East Tucson )
- 3/11-3/15 9am-4pm
- 5/24-5/26 8am-6pm
Register online today!
Having trouble registering online?
View registration instructions here!
$40 for YMCA members
$50 for non-members
- Minimum age is 15 years old, however, to be eligible for hire, the YMCA and Pima County require you be 16 years old.
- Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
- Candidates may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
- Complete the following events in 1 minute, 40 seconds:
- Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Face may be in or out of the water.
- Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to retrieve a 10-pound object.
- Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.
- Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
- Valid participant email address and access to online materials.
- Complete all required online materials prior to class sessions.
- Attend and participate in all class sessions.
- Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
- Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
- Pass the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Oxygen and Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with minimum grades of 80 percent.
Upon completion of this course, participants will receive American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR Pro, AED, and Oxygen.
For more information regarding upcoming classes contact: Candis Martin, at email@example.com