Training & Certification

Build a Skill, Save a Life

Whether you are looking for a summer job, or pursuing a career as a professional lifeguard, the YMCA offers classes in Lifeguard Certification and water safety. Offerings include:

Different offerings are provided at select centers across the YMCA of Metro Chicago Association. Contact your center’s Aquatics director for exact offerings and locations.

The YMCA of Metro Chicago offers training and certification at the following locations:



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