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   Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The Y
   offers swim
lessons (for all ages), family swim, competitive swimming teams, and
   many kinds of
adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all
   enjoy safely enjoy the
 pleasures of an aquatic environment.

Lifeguard Certification

Are you getting ready for your first job, summer employment or just want to try something new? Lifeguarding is not only a fun job, but it is a great way to explore the employment options the field of aquatics offers. Lifeguards develop leadership, problem solving, decision-making and communications skills that are valuable in many areas of life. Become certified through this program that focuses on water rescue, safety, leadership development and personal growth. Upon completion, you will be qualified to work at an aquatics facility as a certified YMCA lifeguard.  


Must be at least 15 years of age
Able to swim 300 yards using front crawl, breaststroke, and able to dive to the bottom of the pool
Able to carry a significant amount of weight to the side of the pool
Participants must attend all classes to receive certification 

Class Dates, Times & Fees:

Please refer to the Program Guide for dates, times and fees.

For more information, please contact:

Ann Jumonville
Aquatics Director

(815) 933-1741
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To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.