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Health & Safety Training

The Bangor YMCA offers a number of on-site health and safety training classes.  We offer the latest courses in the nationally recognized American Red Cross Lifeguard Training.  American Red Cross Lifeguard Training will give anyone age 15 and older the ability to learn valuable lifesaving skills.  These courses give participants the knowledge and expertise needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. 

Important to note that ALL classes may be canceled due to low enrollment.  Minimum of 3 participants is required to run Lifeguard classes and Lifeguard challenges.     

Lifeguard Training

A 30+ hour course, if successfully completed, provides a 2-year Lifeguard certification as well as First Aid and a 2-year CPR/AED for the Lifeguard certification.  Successful completion of the the CPR section within the course is required for certification. 

2015 - 2016 Course Availability:


November 9th - 12th & November 16th - 19th, 5:00 - 8:00pm

January 11th - 14th & January 18th - 21st, 5:00 - 8:00pm


November 14th - 15th & November 21st - 22nd, from 8:00am - 5:00pm

January 9th - 10th & January 16th - 17th, 8:00am - 5:00pm

February 13th - 14th & February 20th - 21st, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Full Lifeguard Training Course (includes text and pocket mask): $275

Register Online OR Stop by the Y to register.

Lifeguard & CPR Challenge

This class does not offer any instruction.  It is a TESTING ONLY course that will be covering NEW ARC LIFEGUARDING MATERIAL and SKILLS.  No course materials are provided. 

Please note, NEW ARC CPR material will be tested as well. 

Course Availability:


Re-Certification: $75 (must bring own pocket mask)

Register Online OR Stop by the Y to register.

Additional classes maybe offered as needed and minimum number of participants are met.