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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, and more!

Y Lifeguard Certification Training

$150 $225 16+

Caldwell YMCA: Jan 6-12 | Feb 27-23 | Mar 23-27 | Apr 23-26
Downtown Boise YMCA: Jan 17-20 | Feb 27-Mar 1 | Mar 20-23 | Apr 23-26 | May 21-24
West Boise YMCA: Mar 23-27 | May 5-14 | May 26-30

The curriculum includes Lifeguarding certification, Basic Life Support which includes CPR and AED Essentials, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration.

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YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistant (YASA)

$75 $150 14+

This Course is designed to train and certify individuals in the knowledge and skills necessary to help prevent and recognize aquatic risks to assist and alert a lifeguard in the emergency response to an accident or injury.

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Y Lifeguard Cross-Over

16+

Course is designed for participants needing to cross over to Y lifeguard from any other accredited lifeguard certification. Provides the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer.

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