Lifeguard Certification Class

Welcome to the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class at the Lebanon Family YMCA.


Lifeguard Course/ CPR/First Aid/AED


$125/Members; $150/Non-Members




Prerequisites: All required swimming skills must be passed to receive certification. If you do not pass the prerequisites you will only receive a partial refund. If you continue in the class after the prerequisite swim and you do not pass the course you will not be issued a refund.


Required swimming skills:

  • Swim 300 meters using the front crawl and breaststroke (goggles may be used)

  • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only

  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds without goggles: Starting in the water, you must swim 20 yards with your face in or out of the water, surface dive feet or head first to a depth of 8 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face out of the water, then exit the water.

Start of Class: Your lifeguarding class begins on time. Please know that if you are late to the class we will be unable to make up the time you missed. You must attend all class times to receive your certification.


Check in: We ask that every time you come to class you stop and check in at the front desk prior to entering our pool area.


Weather Policy: If at any time we hear thunder or see lightning we will immediately clear the pool and pool deck. The pool will be closed for 30 minutes from the last time thunder or lightning is seen or heard. We will move the class to the classroom and still have class. There will be times when the poor weather occurs during or directly before a class. Please feel free to call 417-862-7456 to check on class status.


Cancellations: If the class is cancelled for any reason by the YMCA we will give you a refund or credit for the next class. If you miss a class due to illness, injury or vacation we will not be able to make up the missed time for each individual student.