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 classes. For more information, click here.
American Red Cross Lifeguarding
LIFEGARDING CERTIFICATION COURSE
This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies as well as the knowledge to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel can take over. On successful completion of the pre-course (swim assessment), the instructor will notify participants who met the minimum requirements to register for the full course at the FSPY Welcome Center. Participants who successfully complete the lifeguarding certification course will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for two years. Participants should be at least 15 years old.
Please register for the pretest first. Upon completion, you will be instructed to register for the full course.
Upcoming Certification Courses
June 2023: Pretest, Friday 6/9: 6:15-7:00pm; Course, Saturdays 6/17 & 6/24, 10:00am-4:00pm; Sundays 6/18 & 6/25, 9:00am-4:00pm
August 2023: Pretest Friday 8/4: 6:15-7:00pm; Course, Saturdays 8/12 & 8/19, 10:00am-4:00pm; Sundays 8/13 & 8/20, 9:00am-4:00pm
This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies as well as the knowledge to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel can take over. Participants who successfully complete the lifeguarding review course will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for two years. The Review Course is not intended for those looking to become certified for the first time.
Upcoming Review Courses
June 2023: Saturday, 6/10 & Sunday, 6/11, 10:00am-4:00pm
July 2023: Saturday, 7/8 & Sunday, 7/9, 10:00am-4:00pm
LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR REVIEW COURSE
This is a Red Cross course intended for current Lifeguarding Instructors to renew their LGI certification. It is not intended for those interested in becoming certified instructors, nor is it intended for standard lifeguards to re-certify.
Upcoming Instructor Review Courses
July 2023: Sunday, 7/23, 9:00am-5:00pm
LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSE
This Red Cross certification and training course is intended for current Red Cross Lifeguards who are
interested in becoming certified to run Lifeguarding certification courses. Participants must be currently
certified lifeguards and at least 18 years of age at the time of the certification course. This course is not
intended to certify new Lifeguards.
Upcoming Instructor Certification Courses
August 2023: Monday-Thursday, 8/7-8/10, 9:00am-5:00pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.