Lifeguard Course & CPR Training Classes | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

Become a Lifeguard - 2021

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Lifeguard Full Certification Course 


This course is for those training for the first time or for those whose certifications have expired. The class is offered by the MetroWest YMCA in a Blended Learning course format (20 hours in person, 7-8 hours online). 


The pre-requisites for this course include being 15 years of age* and having passed the pre-course swimming skills test. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.* Per Massachusetts law, guards must be at least 16 years old. 


3 Day Course


Friday, Jan 28th - 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

Saturday Jan 29th  - 8:00AM - 6:00PM 

Sunday, Jan. 30th - 8:00A M - 6:00 PM 


Cost: Family members $290 / Teen members $315 / Non-Members $375 OR Commit to working as a lifeguard at the MetroWest YMCA and the cost of the class will be waived (for candidates 16 years and older). An employment agreement must be signed.


Location: This class will be held either at the MetroWest YMCA Framingham Branch, 280 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham, MA 01701. 




Questions? Contact Roy Butler at  or 508.879.4420 ext: 288