Lifeguard Academy

South Bay YMCA

Please note: This session is for YMCA staff and aquatics candidates only.

This course is designed to provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer in a swimming pool, lake, river, surf, and waterpark environment. The course covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, open water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool maintenance basics, and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard. Students must pass the physical skills test prior to the class and must be 16 years of age by the last day of the scheduled class.

If you have questions about the class or your eligibility to enroll in it, please contact Vim Iglesia, talent acquisition partner at YMCA of San Diego County Team Headquarters, via email, [email protected] or telephone, (858) 292-9622.


16 - 99


On or before 06/28/2020