Family YMCA of Black Hawk County

Lifeguard Certification Class

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatics emergencies. This includes land & water rescue skills as well as first aid and CPR.
Get certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding with instructor Morgan McFate during our class October 20-22! The class will be: Friday 4:00-8:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am-8:00 pm | Sunday 8:00 AM-8:00 pm.


  • Must be 15 years old on or before the last scheduled session of the course
  • Must successfully complete the prerequisite skills evaluation on first day of class: 300 yard swim, tread water for 2 minutes (using legs only), retrieve 10 lb brick from six-feet of water or deeper. *No refunds for inability to successfully complete prerequisite testing.

Register online or at our Welcome Desk.

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Registration is $150

The class must meet the minimum number of registrants or it will be cancelled. If cancelled, all registered participants will be refunded their payment in full.

Contact Monica Harmon, Aquatics Coordinator, with any questions

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