As a certified lifeguard, you're ready for a fun and rewarding job that gives you more than a paycheck. Lifeguards develop leadership, decision-making and communications skills that carry over into future careers. Lifeguard Certification Training is a comprehensive course that focuses on water rescue and safety and prepares guards to anticipate and prevent dangers. Upon completion, participants are qualified to work at an aquatics facility as a certified lifeguard. Check with your potential employer to verify YMCA certifications are accepted. Class experience includes: personal safety, accident prevention, rescues, emergency management. Included in this course is CPR/AED, First Aid and Lifeguarding.