Lifeguarding - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana


Did you know the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana trains more lifeguards than any other local organization? We take safety around water very seriously to ensure that everyone can enjoy a splash of fun in the water.

Lifeguard Training
The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training is a 20+ hour course that provides participants with the knowledge, skills and training necessary to become a lifeguard. Participants must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of the course. There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee that will be applied towards the class fee if the participant passes the pre-course session.

Ascension St Vincent YMCA Mar 25-27 M-W 8:00AM – 4:00PM $180 (YM) | $240 (NM)
Ascension St Vincent YMCA Mar 27-29 W-F 8:00AM – 4:00PM $180 (YM) | $240 (NM)
Ascension St Vincent YMCA Apr 7-28 Su 9:00AM – 2:00PM $180 (YM) | $240 (NM)
Ascension St Vincent YMCA Apr 6 – 27 Sa 11:00AM – 4:30PM $180 (YM) | $240 (NM)
Ascension St Vincent YMCA May 28 – 30 W-F 8:00AM – 4:00PM $180 (YM) | $240 (NM)
  • On-site Lifeguard Training (where we go to your company’s facility to train) is available by inquiry only. Please email for more information.
Lifeguard Training Precourse Help Sessions
Not sure if your skills or endurance are where they need to be to pass the lifeguard training precourse test? In a small group or individual setting, our instructors can help to prep you for the precourse by evaluating and instructing you on stroke technique and endurance training specific to passing all of the entry requirements for the lifeguard training.

$20 per 1/2 hour session (YM) and $28 per 1/2 hour session (NM)

Call 812-492-6707 to schedule a time that is convenient for you.

Lifeguarding Recertification
This course recertifies lifeguards in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer all in one class! Individuals with a current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate may participate in this review course.

Ascension St Vincent YMCA Mar 10 Su 8:00AM – 5:30PM $100
Ascension St Vincent YMCA Apr 14 Su 8:00AM – 5:30PM $100
Ascension St Vincent YMCA May 19 Su 8:00AM – 5:30PM $100
Ascension St Vincent YMCA May 26 Su 8:00AM – 5:30PM $100

*(YM) means YMCA member, which have full use of the St. Vincent and Dunigan YMCAs.
(NM) means Non-Member, which are enrolled in an individual YMCA program without being a YMCA Member.