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With more than 30 locations in the Greater Houston Area, a YMCA pool is in your neighborhood!
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About YMCA Life Guard Training
This certification course gives participants the skills and knowledge needed to become certified life guards. It offers up-to-date information on how to anticipate and prevent problems and how to take action to help those in danger. It also covers safety and survival skills every swimmer needs to know, accident prevention, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills and first aid in aquatic environments. Complete attendance is required and all e-learnings must be completed before the in-class portion of training.
ASHI BLS, Basic First Aid and Oxygen Administration
Be at least 16 by the last day of the scheduled course
Pass the physical competency requirements conducted on the first day
Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only
Swim 100 yards of front crawl
Swim 50 yards of each: Front crawl with the head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with the head up and elementary backstroke kick with hands on the chest
Feet-first surface dive to depth of 10 feet and swim underwater for 15 feet
Sprint 60 feet, perform head surface dive to retrieve object in 10 feet of water, tread water for 1 minute without hands, return object to depth of 10 feet, swim remainder of pool length, exit pool and perform 100 chest compressions on a mannequin
YMCA Lifeguarding e-learning