Y Lifeguard Certification Course | Westfield Area Y

Become a Lifeguard!

This course is designed to provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) courses: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen Administration.

The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool, lake, river, surf, and waterpark environments. The comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to lifeguard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and by taking action to help those in danger when necessary.

The course covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, open water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool maintenance basics, and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard. Students must pass the physical skills test prior to the class and must be 16 years of age by the last day of the scheduled class.

NEXT COURSE

Candidates must first register/complete a physical skills test.  Contact Rob for appointment.  Fee: $20    
 

Y LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE
100% attendance is required within the same set of course dates and be at least 16 years of age by the last day of the course. Fee: $325 Member, $375 Non-Member

Upcoming courses:
February:  2/5, 12, 19, 26 ..... prog. #: 1AQLGFEB
March: 3/5, 12, 19, 26 ..... prog. #: 1AQLGMAR
April: 4/2, 9, 23, 30 ..... prog. #: 1AQLGAPR
May: 5/7, 14, 21, 28 ..... prog. #: 1AQLGMAY

Time: Noon-8:00PM
 

All fees are non-refundable.  Register at the Welcome Center.  For more information, please contact Rob Faggiano, rfaggiano@westfieldynj.org.

OUR HOURS AND LOCATIONS

 
(908) 233-2700 (908) 233-2700 (908) 223-8820 (908) 301-1616 (908) 654-8460 (908) 317-9622 (908) 233-2700
220 Clark Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
220 Clark Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
111 Ferris Place,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
500 East Street,
Garwood, NJ,
07027
170 Elm Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
422 East Broad Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
220 Walnut Avenue,
Cranford, NJ,
07016
Weekdays
5:00AM-10:30PM
Saturday 
6:00AM-8:00PM
Sunday
7:00AM-9:00PM

 

Weekdays
7:30AM-8:00PM 
Weekends 
8:00AM-6:00PM
 
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9:00AM-5:00PM 
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7:00AM-6:30PM 
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* CLOSED
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OUR MISSION

The Westfield Area YMCA is a nonprofit human service organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual and family in the communities it serves through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.