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.


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. Signing up for lifeguard classes benefits you in several ways:

Make Money in the Sun

Lebanon is close to swimming clubs, outdoor water parks, and pools. There are no shortages of places to go and swim, and these swimmers want to be sure that they’re safe in the water. Pay rates vary, but a new lifeguard here at Countryside YMCA makes $9.50 per hour.

Whether you’re applying for a job at a local swim club, outdoor water park, or a private facility, your certification is the first thing that the hiring manager will look for.

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:

- Oxygen administration
- First Aid

Honing these skills at a young age means that they’ll stay with you forever. If you ever apply to be an EMT to enter the medical field, you’ll already have some basic knowledge to enter the field.