Lifeguard Training
Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

lifeguard Slides

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.

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

Aquacourt Orientation Schedule (for City of Hastings Lifeguards ONLY)

Lifeguard Certification ID


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

Pretest January 2 7:30pm Class January 4-5 8am-8pm
Pretest February 27 7:30pm Class March 7 8am-8pm
Pretest March 19 7:30pm Class March 28-29 8am-8pm
Pretest April 23 7:30pm Class April 25-26 8am-8pm
Pretest April 30 7:30pm Class May 2-3 8am-8pm

Hastings, NE YMCA Registration 

Grand Island, NE YMCA Registration
Kearney, NE YMCA Registration


Lifeguard RE- Certification (Certified Lifeguards whose two-year certification is about to expire.) Fee will be reimbursed if working for the City. Pretest consists of a 300-yard swim using rotary breathing, retrieving a 10 lb. brick at a depth of 7 feet and 2 minutes of treading water without using hands.
Hastings Dates:

Class March 15 8am-8pm
Class April 19 8am-8pm

Hastings, NE YMCA Registration
Grand Island, NE YMCA Registration
Kearney, NE YMCA Registration


Lifeguard Instructor Certification (Certification allows a person to train others to become lifeguards.)

Lifeguard Registration


Water Safety Instructor (wage is $12/hour during swim lessons)
*Instructors who teach 108 hours of swim lessons can get their WSI certification reimbursed.


CPR Re-Certification for Professional Rescuer (need to certify every year if Lifeguarding in the State of NE.)

CPR Registration


Certified Pool Operator Course