Employee Certification

When employed with the Minot Family YMCA, both lifeguard and CPR certification or re-certification are reimbursed.

Learn to Save Lives

Did you know that drowning is the sixth leading cause of unintentional injury death for people of all ages, and the second leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 years? You can help bring that statistic down - Learn to save lives in the water at our Lifeguard Certification course.

Make an Impact

Lifeguarding and teaching about water safety is an amazing experience - even more when what your teaching is saving a life! In our Red Cross certified classes, you will learn to teach people how to be safe in, on, and around the water, working with people of various ages and abilities.

CPR Certification

Red Cross CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training and certification meets the needs of workplace responders, professional rescuers school staffs, professional responders and healthcare providers, as well as the general public.  

Instructor: Cody Borud: cborud@ymcaminot.org

Fee: $100

Day & Time: Saturday 10-2PM

2021 Dates:

January 30, 2021

Future Dates TBD

Lifeguard Certification

Interested in a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard? Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. 

Instructor: Stephanie Lorentz: slorentz@ymcaminot.org

Fee: $350

Prerequisite: Must be at least 15 years old and pass certain swimming requirements; All fees must be paid the day prior to class start date.

Day & Time: Friday at 5:30PM & Saturday at 9AM

2021 Dates:

January 8-9, 2021

February 12-13, 2021

March 19-20, 2021

April 16-17, 2021

May 14-15, 2021

         June 11-12, 2021

         July 9-11, 2021

         Sept 10-11, 2021

         Oct 8-9, 2021

         Nov 12-13, 2021

         Dec 17-18, 2021

Lifeguard Re-Certifcation 

The Review course is designed to review the lifeguarding skills and core knowledge points required to re-certify in lifeguarding.

Instructor: Stephanie Lorentz: slorentz@ymcaminot.org

Fee: $200

Prerequisite: Current Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate; All fees must be paid the day prior to class start date.

Note: If the Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate is expired, participants must take the full Lifeguarding or Shallow Water Lifeguarding course.

Day & Time: Saturday at 9AM

2021 Dates:

March 21, 2021

April 18, 2021

May 1, 2021

         June 13, 2021

         July 11, 2021

         Sept 12, 2021

         Oct 10, 2021

         Nov 14, 2021

         Dec 19, 2021