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.
See below for our next class sessions.
This session runs April 22 - April 29.
This session runs May 13 - May 21.
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.
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:
Honing these skills at a young age provides you will life skills that will benefit you far into your future.
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.