Lifeguard Certification

Lifeguard Certification

LIFEGUARD TRAINING – Blended Learning Class

  • 19 hours in person , 8 hours online blended learning, the last scheduled class will be held at Teays Valley YMCA for skills evaluation
  • Skills and knowledge to prevent & respond to aquatic emergencies
  • CPR/AED for the professional rescuer
  • First Aid
  • Two-year certification

AGES Must be 15 by last day of course attended

After registering for class, you will be emailed a link to start the online portion of the class. This is a blended learning class where videos are watched online and skills are practiced in the in-person class sessions.

Skill Evaluation: The Skills Evaluation consists of:

    • 300 yard swim of front crawl and/or breaststroke

    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs

    • Timed event, goggles not allowed. Swim, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object. Swim 20 yards with only legs and exit water without using a ladder or steps. PARTICIPANTS MUST PASS THE ENTIRE SKILLS EVALUATION.

Class times:

Thursday        6pm-10pm

Friday            6pm-8pm

Saturday        8:30am- 4:30pm

Sunday          1:30 pm- 3:30pm at Teays Valley YMCA

Failure to attend all class dates, pass all written tests, and/or skills test will result in forfeiture of class fees. All classes are nonrefundable.


If you have any questions please contact Kaitlin Horton via email at

Recertification Wait List

Charleston Family YMCA
5/3/21 - 7/31/21

This waitlist does not guarantee a spot in a class nor guarantee a class. If enough participants are needed it may justify a class.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
4/30/21 7/1/21 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

05/03/21 - 07/31/21