Olive Branch Family YMCA

Lifeguard Training & Certification

Build a skill. Save a life.

Ellis & Associates Certification

Learn the skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Through classroom activities, group discussion, online e-learning, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.

All participants must be 16 years of age, have access to a computer and email for the eLearning lessons, and pass the swimming skills assessment on the first night of class. Items to bring to class included: swimsuit, towel, class materials (provided), and all homework and eLearning assignments indicated on the class syllabus. 

100% attendance is required; no make-up dates are offered.

The steps to successfully completing this program are as follows:

  • Complete swim assessment
  • Meet training prerequisites
  • Pass all certification requirements
  • Received final student evaluation

Total Course Fee: $200 - Member   |   $250 - Non-Member

Includes: Training materials, class time, background check & uniform.
*Limited financial assistance available for those who qualify.

Swim Assessment 

Swim assessments will be complete the first day of class.

Training Classes

Participants will also be certified in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Emergencies.

  • Ellis and Associates is a premier Lifeguard Certification
  • Must attend all class dates per session
  • Session Fee includes: Class Materials, instruction, CPR mask & test
  • Passing participants receive certification and interview opportunity at YMCA of their choice

Training Class
April 26-28

Registration Deadline April 8th

Friday, April 26th        
5:00 p.m.  - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 27th    
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 28th      
12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.