The YMCA is nationally recognized as a leader in lifeguarding instruction. If you're looking to get certified, we've got you covered.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
Lifeguarding is a great way to stay active, build relationships and help children, adults and families enjoy the water safely. The YMCA of Greater Richmond Lifeguard Training certification is the most comprehensive program available. Re-certification programs are also available.
Health & Safety Certifications
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers program is designed to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. This course includes pre-course blended learning and in-person skills practice.
CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
The American Red Cross Community CPR/AED/First Aid program is designed to train members of the community to respond to cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over.
American Red Cross Babysitting Certification
For teens ages 11-15. Teens learn about childhood development, good nutrition, feeding, proper hygiene, bedtime tasks, first aid and emergency procedures. Teens will receive an American Red Cross Certification Card.