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 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.

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.

Make Money and Earn Bonuses 

The Y has 8 swimming pools and we take the safety of each of these swimmers seriously. Pay rates vary, but a new lifeguard here at Countryside YMCA makes about $9.50 per hour. And for the summer of 2021, each lifeguard or safety assistant who works at least 25 hours per week as a lifeguard or safety assistant at the Y will earn a $25 bonus in their pay check!

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 becomming a certified lifeguard at the Y? 

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.

Sign up to become a YMCA Certified Lifeguard

Our next lifeguard certification class starts June 7. 

Register Here!