The YMCA believes that preventing water accidents and saving lives is worth the hours of training and dedication essential to becoming an aquatic safety assistant or a lifeguard. YMCA aquatic safety assistants are 14 – 15 year olds who are interested in becoming lifeguards when they turn 16 years of age.   YMCA certified lifeguards have accepted the serious responsibility of preventing accidents and handling emergencies properly. Our guards are physically trained, mentally alert, and have the maturity to safely guard an aquatic area.  If you think you have what it takes to become a YMCA certified lifeguard, contact Nate Brestelli at (513) 932-1424 ext. 116 to learn more.