YMCA of Gloucester County


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Lifeguard Training

At the YMCA of Gloucester County, we are committed to providing lifeguards in the community with American Red Cross certifications for lifeguarding, first aid, CPR and water skills training. Our goal is to ensure these classes provide participants with the knowledge to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies, injuries and sudden illness until EMS personnel take over. Our classes are open to the community.

PREREQUISITE: Participants much be able to pass prerequisites that include:

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

After completion of the course participants will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/FirstAid/ CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.

Must attend every class-NO EXCEPTIONS!


Full Certification Course Cost: $350

Thursday, December 27: 9am – 2pm

Friday, December 28: 1pm – 6pm

Saturday, December 29: 9am – 1pm

Recertification Course Cost: $175

Tuesday, January 8, 2019: 9am – 5pm

Contact: Kris Dudzinski 856-845-0720 or krisd@ymcagloco.org

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.