Open the door to employment and volunteer possibilities through our YMCA Aquatic Certifications programs. Certification as a lifeguard or swimming instructor can lead to employment opportunities at the YMCA and elsewhere. You’ll also develop leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success.
At the YMCA, you can choose from a variety of certifications:
- YMCA Swim Instructor
- Lifesaving Instructor (LSI)
- Bronze Star
- Bronze Medallion
- Bronze Cross
- National Lifeguard Service – Pool Option (NLP)
Please note: You must be at least 15 years old at the time of exam (must be age 16+ to guard in N.B.) Recertificaiton is required every TWO years.