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The Bangor Region YMCA offers a number of on-site health and safety training classes. We offer the latest courses in the nationally recognized American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training will give anyone age 15 and older the ability to learn valuable lifesaving skills. These courses give participants the knowledge and expertise needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.

  • Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Minimum of 3 participants is required to run Lifeguard classes and Lifeguard challenges.
  • A 30+ hour course, if successfully completed, provides a 2-year Lifeguard certification as well as First Aid and a 2-year CPR/AED for the Lifeguard certification.
  • Successful completion of the CPR section within the course is required for certification. 

Our Lifeguard Training courses are taught through Blended Learning, combining online learning and in-person skills sessions. The online portion must be completed prior to the in-person skills session and a certificate of completion must be presented at the start of the in-person skills session.

Cost: $345 (Full Lifeguard Training Course includes training book and pocket mask)

2024 Lifeguard Certification Course

All classes will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at the following times:

Fridays 4:00pm-8:00pm

Saturdays 8:00am-6:30pm

Sunday 8:00am-6:30pm

  • January 26/27/28
  • February 23/24/25
  • March 22/23/24
  • April 12/13/14 
  • April 19/20/21
  • May 17/18/19
  • May 31, June 1/2
  • June 14/15/16
  • June 21/22/23
  • July 26/27/28
  • August 23/24/25
  • September 27/28/29
  • October 25/26/27
  • December 27/28/29

Waterfront Option Available for an additional $115
Pre-req. for Waterfront Course: 550-yard swim; treading for 2 minutes without the use of arms; 15 yards underwater ring retrieval; timed brick response.

Re-Certification Courses are also available.

Cost: $170 (Re-Certification Course)

For more information, email Shawn Rich, Director of Aquatics & Competitive Swim.

Refund Policy: If cancellation occurs within 2 weeks of the given course, a 100% refund will be allowed. If cancellation occurs after that, or the course is not passed, no refund will be given.