Lifeguard Certification Training
American Red Cross
Are you whistle worthy?

Who: Those 15 years and older, who are able to pass the Pre-Course Swim Test
Cost: $125 for Members - $135 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.  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.

During this course, 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 a 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
  • 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 6pm

Upon Registration you will receive an email from your course instructor with more information and class details. For questions or more information, please email

Lifeguard Training
Course Dates: June 21-23
Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 19

Course Times:
Tuesday, June 21: 10:00am-4:00pm (Meet in Eugene YMCA lobby)
Wednesday, June 22: 10:00am-4:00pm
Thursday, June 23: 10:00am-4:00pm 

Register HERE

For More Information: / 541-686-9622