Lifeguard Certification Course



Looking for a flexible job while making a real difference in our community and building valuable life-long skills? If you are age 15 or older who loves swimming, fun, and looking for rewarding part-time or full-time work as a Door County Y lifeguard, join us for our next lifeguard certification course. Lifeguards employed at the Y are eligible for a FREE individual membership!


Candidates must attend all four of the following sessions to complete the certification course:

  • April 21 from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 22 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • April 23 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • April 24 from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel arrive and take over.


Place:   Door County YMCA, 1900 Michigan St. Sturgeon Bay

Course Fee: $325 (FREE for current Y employees or candidates who become employed at the Door County Y following certification)


Contact the Sturgeon Bay Welcome Center to register at 920.743.4949.