Certification Courses

Certification Courses

The Wilkes-Barre YMCA is pleased to offer American Red Cross and YMCA certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid, and O2 Administration.
This is a blended learning course, with pre-test online work completed before in-person testing.
*There are required swim components to be completed to proceed through the course.
The 2 day course will include 1 day of time in each of our branch pools (WB and Pittston)
Contact us with any questions in advance!

YMCA Lifeguard full course

2/11/23 - 2/18/23

The YMCA Lifeguard full course is open to candidates 16 years of age or older. Lifeguard candidates will be required to pass a pre-test involving:

  • 100 yard swim (freestyle)
  • treading water for 2 minutes without the use of hands
  • 3 50 yard swim ( Breast stroke, side stroke and resting stroke)
  • retrieving a submerged diving ring from the deep end of the pool and treading with it

Session will be from 8 am – 4 pm on the day listed. Attendance at each scheduled session is mandatory. YMCA Lifeguard certifications are valid for 2-years from date of completion and include professional CPR/AED.

A $50 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Remainder of the payment will be due after successful completion of the pretest.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
1/20/23 2/3/23 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 200.00$ 250.00

Available Sessions

02/11/23 - 02/18/23