Aquatics - Events, Trainings and Certifications/Lifeguard Course

Aquatics - Events, Trainings and Certifications/Lifeguard Course


New Lifeguard Certification Class:

All Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA-hosted lifeguard classes are using the American Red Cross Blended Learning program. Blended learning combines online learning with an in-person skills session where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency.

This is a blended learning course. You must present printed or electronic proof of completion of the online course to attend the class. The online portion of the course takes approximately 6 hours. Once you have registered for the Lifeguarding course you will be emailed a voucher link from the Lifeguard Instructor to enroll in the online portion of the course. If you do not have a current account with the Red Cross, you will need to create one. If you need technical support, please contact Red Cross directly at 800.733.2767.

It is recommended you read the current American Red Cross Lifeguard Participant’s manual prior to attending the course. Below are directions on how to access the Lifeguarding Participants Manual:

Lifeguarding Manual eBook
Access Code: 2589355AMM8VYNCFWS
eReader Link:

To view your eBook:
1. Copy and paste the eReader Link into a search bar and press ENTER.                                                                       2. On the eReader page, to the right of “Sign in”, click “Access Code”
3. Copy your access code provided above.
4. Paste your access code in the access code field.
5. After submitting your access code, enter your full name, email, and set your password for the
6. You will then be successfully routed to your eBook library, and you will find your Lifeguarding
Manual eBook, with 11 separate chapters.

Description of Course: Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Requirements: Minimum age: 15 years old by last day of class; Perform a Swim, Tread, Swim Sequence; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

100% Attendance as well as pass written and skills test to receive certification.

Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid,  AED, and Blood Borne Pathogens.


Lifeguard Review Classes:

Already certified? Lifeguard certifications are valid for 2 years. To maintain your certification you must take a lifeguard review course no later than 30 days after your expiration date. After 30 days you will need to take the full certification course to be eligible to work as a lifeguard. Lifeguard review participants must meet the physical prerequisite skills listed above.

Once registered for the Review Course, your Lifeguard Instructor will email you with more details about the course

For more information or any questions:

Shelley Lechnir

Aquatic Director

Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA

[email protected]

641-752-8658 x210


Program Refund Policy

Program fee refunds will not be given if you have not completed your online coursework by the beginning of the first classroom day. Refunds will not be given in the event you are unable to complete the prerequisites, you do not successfully pass the course, or you fail to unregister prior to the first day.

LG Recertification 2024

All Locations
5/5/24 - 5/5/24

Online portion of the class must be completed to attend.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/5/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 100.00$ 125.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Su - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8 / 10 Available Register  

Lifeguarding 2024

All Locations
5/3/24 - 5/5/24

Friday Classes: 5pm-9pm

Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm

Recertification class will be Sunday of class 9am-5pm

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/5/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 225.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
05/03/24 - 05/05/24
Su,Fr,Sa - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4 / 10 Available Register