Lifeguard & Swim Instructor Training & Certification

When you choose to become a lifeguard or swim instructor, you are taking a stand to be a lifesaver, to protect others, and to serve your community. Develop the skills you will need to succeed, gain personal and professional confidence, and even advance into an aquatics career.

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the YMCA of Austin Lifeguard and Swim Instructor program is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.

Benefits of working for the Y:

  • Discounted training/certification fee
  • Free YMCA membership
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Discounted rates on programs - personal training, camp, etc.
  • Positions available in indoor and outdoor pools
  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Plan

Available Sessions