Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

Participants must pass a pretest prior to Training. To sign up for the pretest, stop in or call Tracey, our Aquatics Director at 507.433.1804. You can also reach her at by email.

Pre-test dates: March 19 5:00 – 7:30pm or March 20 7:30pm

You must pass 3 phases of swimming skills on the first day:

Phase 1 – Tread water for 2 minutes, legs only, swim 100 yards front crawl with face in the water).

Phase 2 – Swim 50 yards of each: front crawl head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, elementary back kick with hands on chest, perform a feet first surface dive to 8-9 ft of water and swim for 15 yards.

Phase 3 – Start in shallow end, sprint for 60 ft, arm over arm surface dive of 8-10 ft. Pick up object from bottom of pool, tread with legs for 1 minute, replace object on bottom. Swim remaining length of pool and hoist self out of pool. And begin 1 minute or 100 compression’s and additional instruction from instructor.

$175 – YMCA Member
$200 – Community Member

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