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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 ( for members )    $250 ( for non-members )

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

Swim Assessment 

Call  (901) 682-8025 and schedule your prerequisite Swim Test today!

Training Classes

Learn the skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. 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

February Training Classes

Friday, February 21st
5:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 22nd
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 23nd 
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



For more information contact: Patty O'Neal, (patricia.oneal@ymca.memphis.org