Lifeguard Course & CPR Training Classes | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

Become a Lifeguard - 2022

Job training and career opportunities


Lifeguard Full Certification Course 


This course is for those training for the first time or for those whose certifications have expired. The class is offered by the MetroWest YMCA in a Blended Learning course format (2​4 hours in person, 7-8 hours online). Participants will need to commit to all days specified for the course.


Participants must be 15 years of age by the last day of the course AND ​pass the pre-requisite swimming skills ​evaluation on the first day of the course. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course ​will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years. Per Massachusetts law, ​lifeguard candidates ​interested in working for the MetroWest YMCA must be at least 16 years old. 


Cost for this course: Family members $290 / Teen members $315 / Non-Members $375

Course fee will be waived for lifeguard candidates interested in employment at the MetroWest YMCA! Contact Sahara Adams at for more details!


Location: ​Lifeguard courses will be held at the MetroWest YMCA Framingham Branch, 280 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham, MA 01701 ​unless otherwise specified.



Questions? Contact Sahara at or 508.879.4420 ext: 287