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The YMCA has the most comprehensive lifeguarding program in the country. Its curriculum includes Lifeguarding certification, CPR – Basic Life Support, 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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