To register please sign up to attend a Pre-qualification swim designated for the lifeguard class you wish to attend. Sign up in person or by phone at any YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region.
At least 16 years of age by the last day of the scheduled course
Phase 1 — 1-2 min treading water legs only — 100 yards Front Crawl
Phase 2 — Swim 50 yards of each:
Front crawl with head up
Breaststroke head up
Elementary backstroke with hands on chest
Feet first surface dive then swim underwater for 15 feet
Phase 3 — Sprint 60 ft dive arm over arm pick up object, tread 1 min legs only replace object on bottom, swim remaining length, pull self out of pool & give hands only compressions for 1 min or 100 compressions. Then quickly walk over to an elevated lifeguard stand, look near your feet for a colored shape, scan area and find the matching colored shape, stand up and blow a whistle, then loud and clearly shout the Y is great!
To Complete the registration process:
To register please sign up to attend a pre-qual swim designated for the lifeguard class you wish to attend. Sign up in person or by phone at any YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region.
Attend the pre-qualification swim, upon completion, payment will be due at YMCA front desk, and you will be given instructions on how to register with the Y of the USA.