American Red Cross Lifeguard Course


The Hanover Area YMCA is conducting a blended lifeguard course that will certify participants in lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED training. Online training must be completed before training begins. All certifications are good for 2 years.  All materials will be supplied, this includes; fanny pack, whistle, and CPR mask.

Course Information and Requirements:

  • Participants must be 15 years old

  • Attendance at all classes is required

  • Course participation is contingent upon passing the lifeguard pre-test

  • Participants must complete online training before attending the first day of course (instructor will email instructions)

  • ***There will be an additional $15 fee to retake any written test.



Pre-Test: Meet in 25 Meter Pool  

  1. Swim 12 continuous lengths of the pool as follows: 4 freestyle, 4 breaststroke, and 4 more lengths of a combination of free/breast or all freestyle or all breaststroke

  2. Tread water for 2 minutes with no hands (hands tucked under armpits).

  3. Jump into the shallow end water, swim to 7ft and pick up 10lb. weight and swim back to shallow end with weight and get out ALL in less than 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Course Schedule I Course Schedule II Course Schedule III

Pretest, September 6, 4:30pm-5:30pm          Pretest, October 11, 7:00pm-8:00pm  Pretest, October 25, 4:30pm-5:30pm                       

September 13, 5:30 pm- 9:30 pm                 October 18, 5:30 pm- 9:30 pm           November 1, 5:30 pm- 9:30 pm  
September 14, 8:00 am- 6:00 pm*  October 19, 8:00 am- 6:00 pm*   November 2, 8:00 am- 6:00 pm*  

September 15, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm*   October 20, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm*  November 3, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm* 

* Bring a packed lunch                                      


Course Cost
$225 for members/ $250 for non-members( $50 to register for pretest and remainder paid at completion of pretest)

*There will be an additional $15 fee to retake any written test.

Download Information Sheet Here Course I


Register at the Hanover Area YMCA or Contact Tammy Shore 717-632-8211 X236