The YMCA has the most comprehensive lifeguarding program in the country. Its curriculum includes Lifeguarding certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED Essentials, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration. In addition to the Pool Lifeguarding certification, the participants will be certified in Water Park and Waterfront Lifeguarding. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions for certification. Fee includes course materials, certifications, CPR mask, fanny pack, and a whistle.
Prerequisites: Must be able to tread water for two minutes (legs only) and swim 100 yards using the front crawl. Must also be able to swim 50 yards each using the front crawl (head up), breaststroke, breaststroke (head up), and an elementary backstroke kick with hands on chest. Must also perform a feet-first surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water and then swim underwater for 15 feet.
For more information, please contact:
Downtown – (208) 344-5502 ext. 227
West – (208) 377-9622 ext. 428
Caldwell – (208) 459-2498 ext. 675
The Treasure Valley Family Y believes that every child is of promise. Therefore, no one is denied Y services due to the inability to pay. For more information please visit our Financial Assistance page.