***Please Note: The NEW Lake Highlands YMCA pool will open by June 1st 2020. We anticipate that Summer Swim Lesson registration will begin March 1st for facility members and March 15th for non-members. YMCA members are able to use any of our 19 Dallas Y locations, including indoor pools. CLICK HERE to see a full list of pool locations.***



Learn the critical skills needed to become a lifeguard and possibly work at the Lake Highlands YMCA this summer. Must be 16 or older, swim 100 yards, swim 50 yards of five specific strokes, surface dive to 9 feet, and follow instructions. Training includes CPR/First Aid. A total of 8.5 hours of online training is required.

Please fill out the Lifeguard Packetand return it to the YMCA's Welcome Center.

Lifeguard Training Dates: 

Next Courses are to be scheduled in April and May 2020.

Session 1 TBD
Session 2 TBD
Session 3 TBD

Cost:  $150 – members  or $200 – nonmembers 

Course Includes:

  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • First Aid
  • Oxygen Administration
  • YMCA Lifeguarding


  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Able to swim 100 yd in 2 min
  • Tread water for 2 min
  • Surface dive to depth of 10 feet and swim 15 ft underwater
  • Complete a 200 yd swim consisting of Front Crawl, Breaststroke, sidestroke and Elementary Backstroke w/ hands on chest
  • Sprint 60 ft, perform head first surface dive to retrieve object 10 ft deep, tread water for 1 min w/o hands, return object to depth of 10 ft, swim remainder of pool length, exit pool and perform 100 chest compressions on a mannequin.

Additional Assignments:

ASHI e-learning:

  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • First Aid
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Y lifeguarding

All ASHI e-learning must be complete by the first day of class. Y Lifeguard e-learning must be completed by assigned dates.

Participants must attend classes in the registered session – no make up times are available.

*Classes will be offered seasonally based on hiring needs