Illinois Valley YMCA

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

This comprehensive lifeguard training program is for those who are planning to work in a pool environment.  It includes all aspects of the professional lifeguard including First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.  Successful completion of this course will result in American Red Cross certifications.  Must be 15 years of age by the last class day to obtain certification.  This course combines online learning and classroom lecture, swimming, & water rescue practice.  This training is between 20 – 30 hours depending on class size.

These classes require a minimum of 4 participants. 

Training Requirements

  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills
  • Must be 15 years of age by the last class day
  • Must be able to complete the prerequisite skills
  • Must attend the entire course & participate in all class sessions without exception
  • Successfully complete all final skills scenarios and a written exam 


Member  $200

Non-Member  $265

2024 Training Opportunities


April 2 – 5, 2024

LPHS / St. Bede Spring Break
Tuesday – Friday
10:00am – 6:00pm

April 15 – May 15, 2024

Monday & Wednesday Evenings
6:00 – 9:00pm

May 24 – 26, 2024

Friday; 4:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday; 10:00am – 7:00pm

June 4 – 7, 2024

Tuesday – Friday
10:00am – 6:00pm
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