We can never predict when or where an emergency might occur. CPR and First Aid certification is a simple step that can help protect you and your family. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is a nationally recognized American Heart Association Training Center. All certification courses meet the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services standards of training. These courses teach students critical skills needed to respond in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card valid for 2 years.

All trainings will be taken place at the Richardson YMCA. Participants must be 14 years or older.


  • Member Rate: $70
  • Non Member Rate: $85

Register on-line by clicking the date you want or at the Front Desk.


The Richardson Family YMCA offers seasonal lifeguarding classes. With a lifeguarding certification, you can also quickly become a swimming instructor or coach, as well as a lifeguard.  This will open up many opportunities for you during the summer and into your college career. Our lifeguarding classes are open to the community.

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 Pre-Assignments:

  • ASHI E-learning:
    • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
    • First Aid
    • Oxygen Administration
  • Y Lifeguarding E-Learning

100% attendance required and all e-learning must be completed before in-class portion of training.