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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: $330 (Full Lifeguard Training Course includes training book and pocket mask)

2023 Lifeguard Certification Course

June 3rd – 4th, 8:00am – 6:00pm
June 17th – 18th, 8:00am – 6:00pm
November 18th – 19th, 8:00am – 6:00pm
December 27th – 28th, 8:00am – 6:00pm

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.

June 4th, 8:00am – 6:00pm
June 18th, 8:00am – 6:00pm
November 19th, 8:00am – 6:00pm
December 28th, 8:00am – 6:00pm

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.