Train to Save Lives

Learn to save lives and join a rewarding career! As an FSPY lifeguard, benefits include a flexible schedule, comfortable work environment, YMCA membership and more. We are currently hiring lifeguards to join our team. Learn more about open positions in our Aquatics Department and apply here.

We also offer health and safety trainings, including American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED, and American Red Cross Babysitting and Child Care classes. For more information, click here.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding


The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course certifies participants in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED, Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens. We offer a classroom setting where participants will review the curriculum with a Red Cross certified instructor. On successful completion of the pretest (swim assessment), the instructor will notify participants who met the minimum requirements to register for the full course. Participants should be at least 15 years old.


This training is designed for current Red Cross lifeguards. This is an intensive course with classroom and pool sessions re-certifying participants in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED. Our classes include Bloodborne Pathogens and Administering Emergency Oxygen training. Participants must have a valid Red Cross Lifeguard certification (or within 30 days of expiring), and successfully complete skills and exams recertification.

For more information on becoming a lifeguard at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and information on upcoming trainings, please contact Zach Smith at 908-889-8880 or