Certification & Training

Lifeguard Certification

The Y will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Class. Participants must be 15 years of age on the date of the class. On the first night of class, students will be required to pass a swim test to continue the course. The registration fee will be refunded in full if the student cannot pass the qualifying swim test. There are a maximum 12 participants per class.

Class Hours

We have put together a blended learning lifeguard class. It is 10 hours of online work through the American Red Cross and Thursday, Friday, Saturday) of in person training. Training will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday & 12:00-8:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday.

CLASS Sessions: May 7, 8, 9

You must attend all sessions to become certified.

Fee: Member: $200; non-member: $225.

Course Includes:

Bloodborne Pathogens, Administering Emergency Oxygen, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Lifeguarding.. Both written and practical skills tests must be passed to receive the certification. Prerequisite skills check on first class night will consist of, the 300 yard swim in freestyle/front crawl and breaststrokes, treading water for 2 minutes and retrieving a 10lb brick from the bottom of the pool. Contact Angie Smith at (859) 987-1395 or asmith@parisbourbonymca.org for questions. Register online by clicking the blue button at the bottom of the page.

Lifeguard Recertification

The Y will be offering an American Red Cross Recertification class. These classes are for those people who have already earned their Lifeguard certification and just need to recertify.

Fees: Members $100; Non-members $120

  • Class: 6:00-9 p.m. Friday; 1:00 -6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, TBD

Community CPR Certification

The YMCA will be offering an American Red Cross Adult, Child, and infant CPR/First Aid class for anyone in the community. This is the CPR/First Aid for communities, workplace and schools course.

Class: TBD

Fee: Members $55; Non-Members; $75