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Your Y is happy to offer the following trainings throughout the year:
  • Lifeguard Certification Training
  • Babysitter's Training
  • Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) Training

Upcoming Red Cross Trainings:


Lifeguard Certification Trainingyouth swims laps in the eugene ymca aquatics center
American Red Cross
Are you whistle worthy?

Who: Those 15 years and older, who are able to pass the Pre-Course Swim Test
Cost: $150 for Members /$160 for Community Members
Please Note: If you don't pass the Pre-Course Swim Test, fee is refundable, minus $50 testing fee.

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies.  Participants will also learn how to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive:

  • Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Certification valid for 2 years

All Candidates must successfully complete the Pre-Course Swim Test in order to participate in the course:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously with rhythmic breathing (Breast stroke and/or Crawl stroke)
  • Swim 20 yards, dive 7-10ft deep, retrieve a 10-pound brick, swim back to the starting point and exit the pool
    (This is a Timed Event - must be completed in 1min, 40sec)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs. (Hands must be under armpits)
  • Skill Evaluation will occur on the 1st day of the course at 4pm

Online Prerequisite Course Info: We are excited to offer you American Red Cross Lifeguarding Blended Learning. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency. Please plan to complete the initial online lessons of your training at least two days prior to your first on-site skills.   

Upon Registration you will receive an email from your course instructor with more information and class details.

Lifeguard Certification Training
Course Dates: November 3-5
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 1
Course Times:
Friday, Nov. 3: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday, Nov. 4: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Nov. 5: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Please note: All course hours take place at the Eugene Family YMCA.


For More Information:
Victor Tilghman, Associate Aquatics Director

541.686.9622 x206