YMCA of Gloucester County


Lifeguard Course


  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs;
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

Participants who successfully complete the course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.

Full Certification Course Cost: $350

Recertification Course Cost: $175

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American Red Cross Babysitting Certification

Are you a babysitter? Do you want to start a babysitting business? Then you need to take our child and babysitting safety course!

This training provides students with the training they need to be a great and responsible babysitter! Each participant will receive a Babysitter Certificate & CPR/ AED Certification Card.

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The YMCA of Gloucester County is committed to protecting the children we serve. While we cannot eliminate all threats, we want to do what we can to ensure that the children in our care are safe. When entering the Y all members, participants and guests must have a valid picture ID which will be scanned through a national child abuse database. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access. We appreciate your cooperation.