Lifeguard Training
Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training


Participants who successfully complete the course will earn American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Registration fees cover cost of course and American Red Cross Certification. 

All certifications are 2 years. However, the state of Nebraska requires anyone who wishes to lifeguard to recertify his/her CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer every year.

Please check with the Hastings YMCA about class dates/times @ 402-463-3139.

New Lifeguard Certification

Pretest Dates Class Dates  Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday  Fee
March 6 March 22-25 5-9pm 5-9pm 8am-8pm 8am-8pm  $150
March 20 April 6-8 - 6-9pm 8am-8pm 8am-9pm $150
April 3 April 20-22 - 6-9pm 8am-8pm 8am-8pm $150
April 10 April 27-29 - 6-9pm 8am-8pm 8am-8pm $150
April 24 May 11-13 - 6-9pm 8am-8pm 8am-8pm $150
May 8 May24-27 5-9pm 5-9pm 8am-8pm 8am-8pm $150

Lifeguard Recertification (Yearly renewal)

Dates   Saturday Fee
April 14 8am-8pm $60
April 15 8am-8pm $60
May 19 8am-8pm $60
May 20 8am-8pm $60

**Lifeguards working for the City will get their Certification reimbursed if they work 300 hours and available the last week of operations.

 Lifeguard Certification Registration Form - Hastings, NE (1st time lifeguards and expired lifeguard certifications)

Lifeguard Online Registration - Hastings, NE

Aquacourt Orientation Schedule (for City of Hastings Lifeguards ONLY)

Lifeguard Certification ID

 Water Safety Instructor 
Instructors who teach 108 hours of swim lessons will get their WSI certification reimbursed.

Certified Pool Operator Course