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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:

Fee: $100

Day & Time: Saturday 10-2PM

2023 Dates:

Jan 21, 2023

Feb 18, 2023

Mar 11, 2023

Apr 15, 2023

May 13, 2023

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: Crystal Onstott:

Fee: $350


  • All fees must be paid the day prior to the class start date.

  • You must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of your course.

  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.

  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.

  • Complete a timed retrieval of a 10lb brick within 1 min & 40 sec.

Day & Time: Friday at 5:30PM, Saturday at 9AM, and Sunday at9AM

2023 Dates:

Jan 6-8, 2023

Feb 10-12, 2023

Mar 17-19, 2023

Apr 21-23, 2023

May 26-28, 2023

Lifeguard Re-Certifcation 

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

Instructor: Crystal Onstott:

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

2023 Dates:

Future Dates TBD

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