Protecting Lives 

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 (YASA) 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. Signing up for lifeguard classes benefits you in several ways.

Sign up to become a YMCA Certified Lifeguard

Classes are FREE when you work as a Countryside YMCA lifeguard until September 2022.

See below for our next class sessions.

This session runs April 22 - April 29.

April 22 4:00p-10:00p
April 23 9:00a-6:00p
April 24 9:00a-6:00p
April 29 4:00p-10:00p

This session runs May 13 - May 21.

May 13 4:00p-10:00p
May 14 9:00a-6:00p
May 20 4:00p-10:00p
May 21 9:00a-6:00p


Benefits of a Lifeguard Certification

A certified lifeguard is an invaluable part of summer. When you take our certification course, you’ll be able to safely monitor pool lakes and beaches in Lebanon and the surrounding areas.


Real-World Skills

Training teaches you skills that you can use today as a lifeguard and lifelong skills, too. You'll learn a lot of lifesaving procedures that can be used throughout your life, including:

  • CPR

  • Oxygen administration

  • First Aid

Honing these skills at a young age provides you will life skills that will benefit you far into your future.

Want more information on becoming a certified lifeguard at the Y? 

If you think you have what it takes to become a YMCA certified lifeguard, contact Ben Casteel at (513) 932-1424 ext. 143 to learn more.


Register Here!