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Y Lifeguards

NOW HIRING LIFEGUARDS AND SWIM INSTRUCTORS

Our lifeguards ensure that our pools are a safe environment for everyone in and around the water. Current Y Lifeguard or Red Cross certification is preferred. Must be ages 16+. Apply online here! Contact your local branch's Aquatics Director for more information. Click here and then select your branch location, then locate their Aquatics Director in staff listings and send them an email or call the Y.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Earn a Lifeguard Certification at the YMCA and develop skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergency situations in and around the water. Offered in two types of sessions, the Lifeguard Certification v6 course is for the new participant, while Lifeguard Recertification v6 is for existing Lifeguards to maintain their credentials. For more info, contact the Aquatics Director at your local Y. Click here to select your branch location, then locate their Aquatics Director in staff listings and send them an email or call the Y. *Training does not guarantee employment.

How to register for a course:
1. Go to: www.yexchange.org
2. Create a new account (must be the participant who will be taking the course)
3. Go to Learning & Career Development Center (LCDC)
4. Search for YMCA Lifeguard v6 or YMCA Lifeguard Recertification v6 (depending on which class you are wanting to enroll yourself in)

YMCA Lifeguard Certification v6 (Multiple days, 32 hours total. The first day of class is listed below. Contact Aquatics Director at your local Y for more info.)
September 7, 2017 • O'Fallon Family YMCA - Missouri
September 8, 2017 • East Belleville YMCA
September 15, 2017 • Collinsville Maryville Troy YMCA
September 15, 2017 • Wildwood Family YMCA
September 22, 2017 • East Belleville YMCA