The YMCA Lifeguard Training course is the most comprehensive program available, including certifications in CPR/AED, Basic Life Support, First Aid and Oxygen Administration.Training in equipment-based rescues for aquatic environments, accident prevention and decision-making skills prepare participants for employment.
Participants must be 16 years old before the start of class. Attendance, full participation, and successful completion of written tests and performance of all water skills are required.
Participants must be able to:
Lifeguards who need to get re-certified for their CPR/AED for professional rescue.
The prerequisite certification cost of becoming a lifeguard is a barrier for many Indianapolis teens; without, this idea first-job is unattainable. Your donation of $50 or $350 gives them access to opportunity and employment. Adopt a lifeguard and start a LIFE-SAVERS’ career.
American Heart Association-certified instructors will train infant through Adult CPR. Child-Adult AED and Choking prevention will also be instructed. Ask us about our first Aid Certification as well.
These courses are not open to the general public. Employees may register online for these courses as well.
The course teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
You will learn adult, child and infant CPR and AED use, how to relieve choking, as well as how you can respond to basic first-aid emergencies at home, in the workplace, and outdoors.
The YMCA offers our community a variety of Certification & Training courses such as first aid, CPR and AED training that will provide you with the critical skills you need for an emergency.
Water lovers of all ages can develop and take skills to the next level with aquatics specialty classes like competitive swimming, triathlon training, fit float, and more.
The YMCA's Swim Clinics are designed to help prepare participants to join a swim team, or other sports, by enhancing stroke development & endurance.
The Y strives to help all ages learn how to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living.
The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers Swim Clubs and Teams to help you take your skills to the next level and build your confidence in and out of the pool.
The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers a wide range of water fitness group exercise classes for all ages and ability levels.
We offer programs as diverse as the people we serve. We have an unparalleled selection of classes and activities—everything from personal training to foreign language classes to summer camp—all waiting for you and your family to explore. (Looking for group exercise and pool schedules? Click on the "schedules" tab above, then choose your location.)