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 FULL 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.

Upcoming Full Courses

September 2022
Pretest: Friday, 9/9, 6:00-7:00pm
Full Course: Friday 9/16, 4:00-9:00pm; Saturday 9/17, 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 9/18, 9:00am-4:00pm; Monday 9/19, 4:00-9:00pm

November 2022
Pretest: Friday, 11/4, 6:00-7:00pm
Full Course: Friday 11/11, 4:00-9:00pm; Saturday 11/12, 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 11/13, 9:00am-4:00pm;
Monday 11/14, 4:00-9:00pm

LIFEGUARDING REVIEW

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.

Upcoming Review Courses

September 2022: Sunday, 9/25, 8:00am-6:00pm

October 2022: Sunday, 10/16, 8:00am-6:00pm

November 2022: Sunday, 11/20, 8:00am-6:00pm

December 2022: Sunday, 12/11, 8:00am-6:00pm

LIFEGUARDING INSTRUCTOR REVIEW/REFRESHER COURSE

This course is intended for Red Cross Lifeguarding instructors in need of recertification. We are planning a course for Sunday, December 4 from 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 zsmith@fspymca.org.