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YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties will certify you as a lifeguard for free. For the class to be free, the new employee lifeguard agrees to work two (2) shifts per week for at least six months (new employees not meeting this commitment will be billed for the class.)

Before registering for lifeguard training classes, can you meet these criteria?

  •  Age: 16+
  • 7 hours of pre-class, online coursework
  • Swim 300 yards freestyle, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
  • Tread water without hands (2 minutes)
  • 100-second timed event: start in the water, swim 20 yards without goggles, surface dive to 7-10 feet (head or feet first), retrieve 10 lb object and return to surface swim 20 yards back to starting point with both handhold object and face above water, exit water using ladder

Lifeguard certification classes are three days in duration and all classes must be successfully completed to receive certification:

Available Classes


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