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Lifeguard & CPR Training



All YMCA swimming lessons are taught by caring, compassionate professionals who focus on your child’s needs. They are required to attend bi-monthly trainings to make sure they are always updated with the latest teaching strategies and safety guidelines.

All Y instructors are trained and certified in:
-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
-First Aid
-Oxygen Administration


Our guards are drilled on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to ensure they are always prepared in case of an emergency. Guards are always on duty during swim lessons and open swim hours.

All Y lifeguards are trained and certified in:

-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
-First Aid
-Oxygen Administration

If you have any additional questions or need more information on our Lifeguard and CPR training, contact Aquatics Director Tracey Christiansen at 507.433.1804 or by email.


Register online or at the Y Front Desk.

You must pass 3 phases of swimming skills on the first day.
Phase 1 (Tread water for 2 minutes, legs only, swim 100 yards front crawl with face in the water).
Phase 2 (Swim 50 yards of each: front crawl head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, elementary back kick with hands on chest, perform a feet first surface dive to 8-9 feet of water and swim for 15 yards).
Phase 3 (Start in shallow end, sprint for 60 feet, arm over arm surface dive of 8-10 feet. Pick up object from bottom of pool, tread with legs for 1 minute, replace object on bottom. Swim remaining length of pool and hoist self out of pool. And begin 1 minute or 100 compressions and additional instruction from instructor.

$175 Member | $200 Non-Member


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