Certifications and Training

At the YMCA, safety is always a top priority. We know that in the event of an emergency, every second counts. We offer a variety of trainings to staff and members.


Certifications and Training


The YMCA of Greater Louisville offers lifeguard training, CPR and First Aid classes, and babysitter's training. We want to make sure that everyone in our community is in a safe and protected environment.

If you know what training program you're looking for, you can select from the list below and go directly to your program.

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Lifeguard Training

We've been the nation's leader in all things swimming for over 100 years. And because of that, we offer renowned lifeguard training that prepares lifeguards in almost every kind of water environment, including prevention of hazards in an aquatic area and potential lifesaving skills.

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CPR and First Aid Training

At the Y, we strive to give everyone the opportunity to lean how to address emergencies with crucial CPR and First Aid knowledge and skills.

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Babysitter's Training Course

The Y's babysitter's training course is an up-to-date and well-rounded youth development program with a medical basis. The course equips teens with the tools needed to stay home alone safely and with confidence.

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