Certifications

Certifications

The YMCA offers a variety of certifications in First Aid, CPR, aquatics, babysitting, rock climbing, and more.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE. At the Y, no one is denied service due to the inability to pay. Funds for Financial Assistance are provided through the YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign. Learn more here! 

If you are pre-qualified for Financial Assistance, please note that some of our programs have minimum fees in order to cover costs of materials and supplies. This fee may be higher depending on your amount of assistance.

A SAFE PLACE FOR ALL. Keep up-to-date with our current Safety Policies.

ASHI Basic First Aid

Downtown Boise YMCA
3/4/23 - 11/4/23
VIEW

The YMCA is offering American Health & Safety Institute (ASHI) Community CPR and First Aid Courses. Basic First Aid participants will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of injuries and sudden illness. This class teaches crucial information about how to deal with emergencies like bleeding, shock, burns, strains, fractures, allergic reactions, diabetic emergencies, and seizures. This class is a blended class with online elearnings required prior to attending class.

This class consists of a combination of e-learning to be completed before the in-person date and in-person skills training.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2023 1/1/23 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 55.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/04/23
Sa - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4 / 4 Available Register  
Closes
02/25/2023
07/08/23
Sa - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4 / 4 Available
Registration
will open on
05/09/2023
11/04/23
Sa - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4 / 4 Available
Registration
will open on
09/05/2023

ASHI CPR/AED

Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA
3/4/23 - 11/4/23
VIEW

The YMCA is offering American Health & Safety Institute (ASHI) Community CPR and First Aid Courses. The ASHI CPR and AED training program provides workplace and community training in preforming CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED). The goal of this skills-based training is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond in a medical emergency.

This class consists of a combination of e-learning to be completed before the in-person date and in-person skills training.

 


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
03/04/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
03/04/23
Sa - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
03/04/23
Sa - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
05/06/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
05/06/23
Sa - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
05/06/23
Sa - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
07/01/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
07/01/23
Sa - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
07/01/23
Sa - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
09/02/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
09/02/23
Sa - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
09/02/23
Sa - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
11/04/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
11/04/23
Sa - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed
11/04/23
Sa - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10 / 10 Available $35 - $55 Registration
Closed

ASHI CPR/AED

Downtown Boise YMCA
3/4/23 - 11/4/23
VIEW

The YMCA is offering Health & Safety Institute (HSI 2020) Community CPR and First Aid Courses. The ASHI CPR and AED training program provides workplace and community training in preforming CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED). The goal of this skills-based training is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond in a medical emergency.

This class consists of a combination of e-learning to be completed before the in-person date and in-person skills training.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2023 1/1/23 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 55.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/04/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
1 / 5 Available Register  
Closes
02/25/2023
03/04/23
Sa - 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
1 / 5 Available Register  
Closes
02/25/2023
03/04/23
Sa - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
4 / 5 Available Register  
Closes
02/25/2023
05/13/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
5 / 5 Available
Registration
will open on
03/14/2023
05/13/23
Sa - 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
5 / 5 Available
Registration
will open on
03/14/2023
05/13/23
Sa - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5 / 5 Available
Registration
will open on
03/14/2023
07/08/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
5 / 5 Available
Registration
will open on
05/09/2023
07/08/23
Sa - 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
5 / 5 Available
Registration
will open on
05/09/2023
07/08/23
Sa - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5 / 5 Available
Registration
will open on
05/09/2023
09/09/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
5 / 5 Available
Registration
will open on
07/11/2023
09/09/23
Sa - 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
5 / 5 Available
Registration
will open on
07/11/2023
09/09/23
Sa - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5 / 5 Available
Registration
will open on
07/11/2023
11/04/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
5 / 5 Available
Registration
will open on
09/05/2023
11/04/23
Sa - 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
5 / 5 Available
Registration
will open on
09/05/2023
11/04/23
Sa - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5 / 5 Available
Registration
will open on
09/05/2023

ASHI CPR/AED

Caldwell YMCA
2/16/23 - 12/14/23
VIEW

The YMCA is offering American Health & Safety Institute (ASHI) Community CPR and First Aid Courses. The ASHI CPR and AED training program provides workplace and community training in preforming CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED). The goal of this skills-based training is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond in a medical emergency.

This class consists of a combination of e-learning to be completed before the in-person date and in-person skills training.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/1/23 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 55.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
02/16/23
Th - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$35 - $50 Register  
Closes
02/09/2023
04/13/23
Th - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$35 - $50
Registration
will open on
02/12/2023
06/15/23
Th - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$35 - $50
Registration
will open on
04/16/2023
08/17/23
Th - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$35 - $50
Registration
will open on
06/18/2023
10/19/23
Th - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$35 - $50
Registration
will open on
08/20/2023
12/14/23
Th - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$35 - $50
Registration
will open on
10/15/2023

Child and Babysitting Safety

Downtown Boise YMCA
2/10/23 - 12/2/23
VIEW

This one day course offers a babysitting certification. Participants will learn how to choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, prevent injuries, be prepared if an emergency happens in their care, handle bed time issues, and more!

Friday, Saturday Classes: Friday 4pm-7pm (Child and Babysitting content) Saturday 9am-12:30pm (CPR, AED and First Aid content)

Saturday Classes: Saturday 9am-4pm (Child and Babysitting content during morning, a short lunch break, then CPR, AED and First Aid content in afternoon)


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2023 1/1/23 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00$ 85.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
02/10/23 - 02/11/23
Fr,Sa - 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
- Waiting List  
04/08/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
7 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
04/01/2023
06/03/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
05/27/2023
08/05/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
10 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
07/29/2023
10/06/23 - 10/07/23
Fr,Sa - 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
09/29/2023
12/02/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
10 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
11/25/2023

YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistant

Downtown Boise YMCA
2/4/23 - 11/21/23
VIEW

This course is designed to train and certify individuals in the knowledge and skills necessary to help prevent and recognize aquatic risks to assist and alert a lifeguard in the emergency response to an accident or injury. Participants will also be certified in American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) course: Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid for the Community, and Emergency Oxygen Administration upon successful completion of this course. This course does not provide participants with lifeguard certification & training.

This course will include up to 8 hours of e-learning that needs to be completed before the start date of the class, and will also consist of pool and classroom portions.

To complete this class you must be able to complete the following prerequisites:

Phase 1:

  • Tread water for 2 minutes with no hands
  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl

Phase 2:

Participants will start in the water at the shallow end and perform the following:

  • Sprint for approximately 60 feet and then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 4 to 6 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility)
  • Pick up an object (diving ring) from the bottom of the pool, surface, and tread water for at least 1 minute with legs only, then replace the object back on the bottom of the pool where it was found.
  • Surface and swim the remaining length to the end of the pool and hoist yourself out of the water without using a ladder or other assistance.
  • Immediate begin compressions on an adult manikin for 1 minute or 100 compressions, stand listen to instructions from instructor.

 

February Aquatic Safety Assistant Class: 02/04-02/05 Sat/Sun 9am-4pm

April Aquatic Safety Assistant Class: 04/29-02/30 Sat/Sun 9am-4pm

July Aquatic Safety Assistant Class: 07/21-07/22 Fri/Sat 9am-4pm

November Aquatic Safety Assistant Class: 11/20-11/21 Mon/Tue 9am-4pm


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2023 1/1/23 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 75.00$ 112.50

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
02/04/23 - 02/05/23
Su,Sa
-
Registration
Closed on
01/28/2023
04/29/23 - 04/30/23
Su,Sa
9 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
04/22/2023
07/21/23 - 07/22/23
Fr,Sa
10 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
07/14/2023
11/20/23 - 11/21/23
Mo,Tu
10 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
11/13/2023

YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistant

Caldwell YMCA
10/14/23 - 10/15/23
VIEW

This course is designed to train and certify individuals in the knowledge and skills necessary to help prevent and recognize aquatic risks to assist and alert a lifeguard in the emergency response to an accident or injury. Participants will also be certified in American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) course: Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid for the Community, and Emergency Oxygen Administration upon successful completion of this course. This course does not provide participants with lifeguard certification & training.

 


Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
10/14/23 - 10/15/23
Su,Sa - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$75 - $112.5 Registration
Closed

YMCA Lifeguard

West Boise YMCA & Boise City Aquatics Center
2/17/23 - 4/23/23
VIEW

Course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid for the Community and Emergency Oxygen Administration. The leadership competencies this course meets for the Leader Level are: Inclusion, Influence, Communication, Decision Making, and Emotional Maturity.

This course will include up to 8 hours of e-learning that needs to be completed before the start date of the class, and will also consist of pool and classroom portions.

The February Class times will be Fridays 4-9pm, Saturdays/Sundays 11am-5pm on Feb. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

The April Class times Fridays 4-9pm, Saturdays/Sundays 10am-5pm on Apr. 14, 15, 16 & 21, 22, 23

To complete this class you must be able to complete the following prerequisites:

Phase 1:

  • Tread water for 2 minutes with no hands
  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl

Phase 2:

Swim 50 yards of each of the following:

  • Front crawl with the head up
  • Sidestroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Breaststroke with the head up
  • Elementary backstroke kick (breaststroke kick on the back) with hands on the chest
  • Perform a feet first surface time in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility), then swim underwater for 15 feet

Phase 3:

Participants will start in the water at the shallow end and perform the following:

  • Sprint for approximately 60 feet and then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility)
  • Pick up an object (diving ring) from the bottom of the pool, surface, and tread water for at least 1 minute with legs only, then replace the object back on the bottom of the pool where it was found.
  • Surface and swim the remaining length to the end of the pool and hoist yourself out of the water without using a ladder or other assistance.
  • Immediate begin compressions on an adult manikin for 1 minute or 100 compressions, stand listen to instructions from instructor.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2021 10/21/22 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 150.00$ 225.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
02/17/23 - 02/26/23
Su,Fr,Sa
- Waiting List  
04/14/23 - 04/23/23
Su,Fr,Sa
9 / 10 Available
Registration
will open on
02/13/2023

YMCA Lifeguard

Downtown Boise YMCA
3/14/23 - 12/16/23
VIEW

Course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid for the Community and Emergency Oxygen Administration. The leadership competencies this course meets for the Leader Level are: Inclusion, Influence, Communication, Decision Making, and Emotional Maturity.

This course will include up to 8 hours of e-learning that needs to be completed before the start date of the class, and will also consist of pool and classroom portions.

To complete this class you must be able to complete the following prerequisites:

Phase 1:

  • Tread water for 2 minutes with no hands
  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl

Phase 2:

Swim 50 yards of each of the following:

  • Front crawl with the head up
  • Sidestroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Breaststroke with the head up
  • Elementary backstroke kick (breaststroke kick on the back) with hands on the chest
  • Perform a feet first surface time in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility), then swim underwater for 15 feet

Phase 3:

Participants will start in the water at the shallow end and perform the following:

  • Sprint for approximately 60 feet and then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility)
  • Pick up an object (diving ring) from the bottom of the pool, surface, and tread water for at least 1 minute with legs only, then replace the object back on the bottom of the pool where it was found.
  • Surface and swim the remaining length to the end of the pool and hoist yourself out of the water without using a ladder or other assistance.
  • Immediate begin compressions on an adult manikin for 1 minute or 100 compressions, stand listen to instructions from instructor.

 

December Lifeguard Class: 12/17-12/21 – Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-5p, M-W 4pm-9pm

January Lifeguard Class: 01/19-01/28 – Thu/Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm

March Lifeguard Class: 03/14-3/25 – Tue/Thu 4pm-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm

June Lifeguard Class: 06/5-6/9 – Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

August Lifeguard Class: 08/24-9/02 – Thu/Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm

October Lifeguard Class: 10/19-10/28 – Thu/Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm

December Lifeguard Class: 12/5-12/16 – Tue/Thu 4pm-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2023 1/1/23 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 150.00$ 225.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/14/23 - 03/25/23
Tu,Th,Sa
5 / 10 Available
Registration
will open on
01/24/2024
06/05/23 - 06/09/23
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr
10 / 10 Available
Registration
will open on
04/16/2024
08/24/23 - 09/02/23
Th,Fr,Sa
10 / 10 Available
Registration
will open on
07/05/2024
10/19/23 - 10/28/23
Th,Fr,Sa
10 / 10 Available
Registration
will open on
08/30/2024
12/05/23 - 12/16/23
Tu,Th,Sa
10 / 10 Available
Registration
will open on
10/16/2024

YMCA Lifeguard

Caldwell YMCA
5/22/23 - 11/12/23
VIEW

Course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid for the Community and Emergency Oxygen Administration. The leadership competencies this course meets for the Leader Level are: Inclusion, Influence, Communication, Decision Making, and Emotional Maturity.

This course will include up to 8 hours of e-learning that needs to be completed before the start date of the class, and will also consist of pool and classroom portions.

To complete this class you must be able to complete the following prerequisites:

Phase 1:

  • Tread water for 2 minutes with no hands
  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl

Phase 2:

Swim 50 yards of each of the following:

  • Front crawl with the head up
  • Sidestroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Breaststroke with the head up
  • Elementary backstroke kick (breaststroke kick on the back) with hands on the chest
  • Perform a feet first surface time in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility), then swim underwater for 15 feet

Phase 3:

Participants will start in the water at the shallow end and perform the following:

  • Sprint for approximately 60 feet and then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility)
  • Pick up an object (diving ring) from the bottom of the pool, surface, and tread water for at least 1 minute with legs only, then replace the object back on the bottom of the pool where it was found.
  • Surface and swim the remaining length to the end of the pool and hoist yourself out of the water without using a ladder or other assistance.
  • Immediate begin compressions on an adult manikin for 1 minute or 100 compressions, stand listen to instructions from instructor.

 

February 21st – 27th
Monday – Friday 4pm-9pm, Sat/Sun 9am-5pm

June 6th – 12th
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

August 1st-7th
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

October 3rd-9th
Monday – Friday 4pm-8pm, Sat 9am-2pm

December 12th – 18th
Monday – Friday 4pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/1/23 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 150.00$ 225.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
05/22/23 - 05/26/23
Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa
10 / 10 Available $150 - $225
Registration
will open on
03/23/2023
06/19/23 - 06/23/23
Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa
10 / 10 Available $150 - $225
Registration
will open on
04/20/2023
08/04/23 - 08/13/23
Su,Fr,Sa
Yes $150 - $225 Register  
Closes
07/28/2023
11/03/23 - 11/12/23
Su,Fr,Sa
Yes $150 - $225 Register  
Closes
10/27/2023

YMCA Lifeguard Crossover

Downtown Boise YMCA
9/16/23 - 9/23/23
VIEW

This course is for current lifeguards from other certification agencies (Ellis, Red Cross, others) wanting to become certified as a YMCA Lifeguard. (certification must be current, please check for other qualifying agencies)

Course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid for the Community and Emergency Oxygen Administration. The leadership competencies this course meets for the Leader Level are: Inclusion, Influence, Communication, Decision Making, and Emotional Maturity.

This course will include up to 8 hours of e-learning that needs to be completed before the start date of the class, and will also consist of pool and classroom portions.

To complete this class you must be able to complete the following prerequisites:

Phase 1:

  • Tread water for 2 minutes with no hands
  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl

Phase 2:

Swim 50 yards of each of the following:

  • Front crawl with the head up
  • Sidestroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Breaststroke with the head up
  • Elementary backstroke kick (breaststroke kick on the back) with hands on the chest
  • Perform a feet first surface time in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility), then swim underwater for 15 feet

Phase 3:

Participants will start in the water at the shallow end and perform the following:

  • Sprint for approximately 60 feet and then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility)
  • Pick up an object (diving ring) from the bottom of the pool, surface, and tread water for at least 1 minute with legs only, then replace the object back on the bottom of the pool where it was found.
  • Surface and swim the remaining length to the end of the pool and hoist yourself out of the water without using a ladder or other assistance.
  • Immediate begin compressions on an adult manikin for 1 minute or 100 compressions, stand listen to instructions from instructor.

September Crossover Lifeguard Class: 09/16-09/23 – Sat 9am-5pm


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2023 1/1/23 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 75.00$ 112.50

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/16/23 - 09/23/23
Sa
Register  
Closes
09/09/2023

YMCA Lifeguard Crossover

Caldwell YMCA
3/10/23 - 3/12/23
VIEW

This course is for current lifeguards wanting to become certified as a YMCA Lifeguard.

Course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid for the Community and Emergency Oxygen Administration. The leadership competencies this course meets for the Leader Level are: Inclusion, Influence, Communication, Decision Making, and Emotional Maturity.

This course will include up to 8 hours of e-learning that needs to be completed before the start date of the class, and will also consist of pool and classroom portions.

To complete this class you must be able to complete the following prerequisites:

Phase 1:

  • Tread water for 2 minutes with no hands
  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl

Phase 2:

Swim 50 yards of each of the following:

  • Front crawl with the head up
  • Sidestroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Breaststroke with the head up
  • Elementary backstroke kick (breaststroke kick on the back) with hands on the chest
  • Perform a feet first surface time in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility), then swim underwater for 15 feet

Phase 3:

Participants will start in the water at the shallow end and perform the following:

  • Sprint for approximately 60 feet and then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility)
  • Pick up an object (diving ring) from the bottom of the pool, surface, and tread water for at least 1 minute with legs only, then replace the object back on the bottom of the pool where it was found.
  • Surface and swim the remaining length to the end of the pool and hoist yourself out of the water without using a ladder or other assistance.
  • Immediate begin compressions on an adult manikin for 1 minute or 100 compressions, stand listen to instructions from instructor.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/1/23 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 75.00$ 112.50

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
03/10/23 - 03/12/23
Su,Fr,Sa
$75 - $112.5 Register  
Closes
03/03/2023

YMCA Lifeguard Crossover

Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA
6/15/23 - 6/18/23
VIEW

This course is for current lifeguards from other certification agencies (Ellis, Red Cross, others) wanting to become certified as a YMCA Lifeguard. (certification must be current, please check for other qualifying agencies)

Course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid for the Community and Emergency Oxygen Administration. The leadership competencies this course meets for the Leader Level are: Inclusion, Influence, Communication, Decision Making, and Emotional Maturity.

This course will include up to 8 hours of e-learning that needs to be completed before the start date of the class, and will also consist of pool and classroom portions.

To complete this class you must be able to complete the following prerequisites:

Phase 1:

  • Tread water for 2 minutes with no hands
  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl

Phase 2:

Swim 50 yards of each of the following:

  • Front crawl with the head up
  • Sidestroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Breaststroke with the head up
  • Elementary backstroke kick (breaststroke kick on the back) with hands on the chest
  • Perform a feet first surface time in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility), then swim underwater for 15 feet

Phase 3:

Participants will start in the water at the shallow end and perform the following:

  • Sprint for approximately 60 feet and then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water (or maximum depth of training facility)
  • Pick up an object (diving ring) from the bottom of the pool, surface, and tread water for at least 1 minute with legs only, then replace the object back on the bottom of the pool where it was found.
  • Surface and swim the remaining length to the end of the pool and hoist yourself out of the water without using a ladder or other assistance.
  • Immediate begin compressions on an adult manikin for 1 minute or 100 compressions, stand listen to instructions from instructor.

June Lifeguard Crossover: 15th-18th Weekdays 4-9PM, Saturdays 8AM-4PM, Sundays 10AM-5PM


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
12/2/22 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 75.00$ 112.50

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/15/23 - 06/18/23
Su,Th,Fr,Sa
10 / 10 Available $75 - $112.5 Register  
Closes
06/08/2023

YMCA Lifeguard Recertification

Downtown Boise YMCA
9/30/23 - 9/30/23
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This course is for current YMCA Lifeguards to recertify their certification. Your certification must be current to complete this training.

January Lifeguard Recertification: 01/14 – Sat 9am-5pm

September Lifeguard Recertification: 09/30 – Sat 9am-5pm


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/1/23 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 75.00$ 112.50

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/30/23
Sa - 9:00 am
10 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
09/23/2023

YMCA Lifeguard Recertification

Caldwell YMCA
8/1/23 - 12/16/23
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Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
08/01/23
Tu - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$75 - $112.5 Registration
Closed
12/16/23
Sa - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$75 - $112.5 Registration
Closed

YMCA Lifeguard Recertification

Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA
4/22/23 - 10/7/23
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This course is for current YMCA Lifeguards to recertify their certification. Your certification must be current to complete this training.

April lifeguard Certification: 22nd 9AM-5PM

October Lifeguard Certification: 7th 9AM-5PM


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
12/2/22 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 75.00$ 112.50

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
04/22/23
Sa
9 / 10 Available $75 - $112.5 Register  
Closes
04/15/2023
10/07/23
Sa
10 / 10 Available $75 - $112.5
Registration
will open on
05/19/2023

YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor

Downtown Boise YMCA
3/15/23 - 11/19/23
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This course trains instructor candidates to teach YMCA Swim Lessons.  It also provides certification in CPR, AED, First-Aid and oxygen administration. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions for certification. There will be some e-learning that must be completed before the first day of the class, it can take up to 5 hours to complete.

 

March Swim Lesson Instructor Class: 03/15, 03/18-03/19  Wed 4pm-8pm, Sat/Sun 9am-6pm

May Swim Lesson Instructor Class: 05/10, 05/12-13 Thu 4pm-8pm, Sat/Sun 9am-6pm

August Swim Lesson Instructor Class: 08/10, 08/12-08/13  Thu 4pm-8pm, Sat/Sun 9am-6pm

September Swim Lesson Instructor Class: 9/21, 09/23-09/24  Thu 4pm-8pm, Sat/Sun 9am-6pm

November Swim Lesson Instructor Class: 11/16, 11/18-11/19  Thu 4pm-8pm, Sat/Sun 9am-6pm


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2023 1/1/23 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 150.00$ 225.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
03/15/23 - 03/19/23
Su,We,Sa
8 / 10 Available $150 - $225 Register  
Closes
03/08/2023
05/25/23 - 05/28/23
Su,Fr,Sa
9 / 10 Available $150 - $225 Register  
Closes
05/18/2023
08/10/23 - 08/13/23
Su,Th,Sa
10 / 10 Available $150 - $225 Register  
Closes
08/03/2023
09/21/23 - 09/24/23
Su,Th,Sa
10 / 10 Available $150 - $225 Register  
Closes
09/14/2023
11/16/23 - 11/19/23
Su,Th,Sa
10 / 10 Available $150 - $225 Register  
Closes
11/09/2023

YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor

Caldwell YMCA
2/4/23 - 7/9/23
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This course trains instructor candidates to teach YMCA Swim Lessons.  Attendance is mandatory at all sessions for certification. There will be some e-learning that must be completed before the first day of the class, it can take up to 5 hours to complete.

Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen are required before the start of class. Contact the branch to get this scheduled.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/1/23 12/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 150.00$ 225.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
02/04/23 - 02/05/23
Su,Sa - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$150 - $225
Registration
Closed on
01/28/2023
03/09/23 - 03/11/23
Th,Fr,Sa - 4:30 pm - 12:30 am
$150 - $225 Register  
Closes
03/02/2023
07/08/23 - 07/09/23
Su,Sa - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$150 - $225
Registration
will open on
05/09/2023