Lifeguarding

Programs

Work for the YMCA:

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Are you interested in becoming a certified lifeguard for the summer? Then we are looking for you! If you’re looking to work as a YMCA lifeguard, the Y will pay for you to complete your lifeguard course! Please complete an employment application for your preferred branch and contact the Aquatics Director for more information. You can find all of our locations here

Current Openings:

Airport Area YMCA

Benbrook Community Center YMCA

Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA

Eastside YMCA

Hood County YMCA

William M. McDonald YMCA

Northpark YMCA

Northwest YMCA

YMCA Camp Carter

2019 Lifeguard Courses

The lifeguard courses below include a 30-hour training course held over 5 days for anyone wishing to become a YMCA certified lifeguard. Click the link below to register for a session – you must be present each day. All courses are open for future YMCA employees; a few specific courses are open for non-employees.

Date: Location: Times:
February 22 – 24 &
March 2 – 3
Ryan 6 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 6 pm
March 11 – 14 Hood County 6 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 6 pm
March 11 – 14 Ryan 6 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 6 pm
April 5 – 7 & 
April 13 – 14
Ryan 6 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 6 pm
April 12 – 14 & 
April 20 – 21
Hood County 6 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 6 pm
May 3 – 5 & 
May 11 – 12
Ryan 6 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 6 pm
May 4 – 8  Hood County 9 am – 6 pm
5 pm – 10 pm
May 17 – 19 & 
May 25 – 26
Eastside 6 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 6 pm
May 20 – 23 Airport 9 am – 6 pm
May 25 – 27 Northwest 8 am – 8 pm
June 11 – 14 Eastside 9 am – 6 pm
June 18 – 21 Airport 9 am – 6 pm
June 25 – 28 Camp Carter 9 am – 6 pm
July 9 – 12 Eastside 9 am – 6 pm
August 6 – 9 Camp Carter 9 am – 6 pm
September 6 – 9 &
September 15 – 15
Hood County 6 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 6 pm
October 4 – 6 &
October 12 – 13
Ryan 6 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 6 pm
November 8 – 9 &
November 16 – 17
Ryan 6 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 6 pm
December 6 – 8 &
December 14 – 15
Ryan 6 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 6 pm

 

REGISTER NOW!

Pricing:

  • FREE for future YMCA employees
  • $300 for all others

Course Requirements:

By registering for the course, all lifeguard candidates are attesting to the following:

  1. The ability to swim 50-100 yards of front crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and sidestroke.
  2. The ability to tread water for 2 minutes without their hands and surface dive feet first in 8-10 feet of water and swim under water for 15 feet.
  3. All candidates must demonstrate throughout the entire course the mature and behavior expected of a rescue professional.

Candidates are required to complete and pass 10 hours of online homework before the first day of the course.  The online homework includes CPR Pro, Basic First Aid, Emergency Oxygen Administration and YMCA Lifeguarding content.  Candidates who arrive on the first day without online homework certificates will be dismissed from the course.

To pass the course, candidates must pass the following written exams with 80% or higher: CPR Pro, Basic First Aid, Emergency Oxygen Administration, YMCA Lifeguarding.  Candidates must also pass a team water skills test and demonstrate the ability to perform every rescue.

In the event that any of the above are not performed to Y-USA Lifeguard standards, the following refunds may be provided to those individuals paying full price for the course:

Day 1 – $200 may be refunded

Day 2 – $150 may be refunded

Day 3 – $100 may be refunded

Day 4 – No refund

Contact Information:

For more information, please contact Jacquelyn Kotar at [email protected].

LIFEGUARD ACADEMY

Lifeguard Academy is designed to take people who cannot currently swim or cannot swim well, and not only teach them how to swim, but condition them enough to where they could potentially pass a lifeguard course. This program is designed for those interested in employment as a lifeguard with the Fort Worth YMCA.

Throughout this program, students will learn the necessary skills needed to become a YMCA lifeguard. Not only will they leave the program having gained the necessary skills to become better prepared for the job market, they will also learn crucial life saving skills that can be applied outside of an aquatics environment.

Program dates & times:

  • Friday, February 2 – Friday, May 25 (held on Fridays from 5 – 6:30 p.m.) at Ryan Family YMCA
  • Tuesday, April 2 – Tuesday, May 21 (held on Tuesdays from 7 – 8:30 p.m.) at the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA

Age:

  • 16+ years

Locations: 

  • Ryan Family YMCA: February – May
  • Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA: April – May

Participants are in the program as long as it takes to pass a lifeguard prerequisite swim, unless the program ends before they have passed. Free for potential employees. 

Contact:

For more information or to register, contact:

  • Ryan Family YMCA – Madel Perez at 817-249-0500
  • Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA – Melissa Raindl at 817-332-3281