YMCA at Schilling Farms

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

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

Swim Assessment 

Swim assessments may be scheduled at separate time if not available on dates below.

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.

Training Class 1
May 17-19

Friday, May 17
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 18
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 19
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Training Class 2
June 7-9

Friday, June 7
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 8
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 9
12:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Training Class 3
July 12-14

Friday, July 12
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 13
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 14
12:00 - 6:00 p.m.



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For more information contact: Tish Lewis at tlewis@ymcamemphis.org.