Lifeguard Certifications

Lifeguard Certification V6

This course prepares participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard in various environments. This certification offers information on how to guard, anticipate and prevent problems and take action to help those in danger. It covers safety skills such as spinal injury management, weather, water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool management and information on how to obtain employment as a lifeguard.


August 5-9, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

September 16-20, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

October 14-18, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

November 4-8, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

December 16-19, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

COST: $270

Includes: Lifeguard Book, CPR/BLS, First Aid, Administering Oxygen and Lifeguard Certifications. Safety courses are included in the fee and will be held the first day of class.

Contact Stephanie Settle prior to registering for more information about the pre-work and pre-requisite requirements. Registration must be received 5 days prior to the first course due to online pre-course work.

100% attendance is required and participants must pre-register. Payment must be made prior to first day of class. There will not be any refunds given after attending the first day of class. Participants must be at least 16 years old by the last class day.

Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Stephanie Settle at least 2 days prior to class

Weekend Warrior Lifeguard V6 Certification

The entire Lifeguard Certification course as outlined above completed in a single weekend. The schedule is:

Friday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM - 7:00PM

COST: $270

Participants must pre-register 5 days prior to the first course.

August 2-4

October 4-6

November 15-17

Lifeguard Recertification V6

To become re-certified for up to two years, lifeguards must be current in first aid, CPR/BLS and Oxygen and attend the first 3 days of a lifeguard certification class.


Norman Y Members: $60

Community Members: $80

OKC Y Staff: $60

YASA Certification V6 - Y Aquatics Safety Assistants

This course presents the knowledge and skills needed to both help prevent and recognize aquatic risks and to assist a lifeguard in the emergency response to an accident and injury. This basic aquatic safety course is highly recommended for fitness instructors and back yard pool owners. Participants will also be certified in American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) courses: CPR BLS, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration upon successful completion of this course. If you would also like to receive Lifeguard Certification after you have received YASA Certification, you will only have to take a portion of the Lifeguard Certification course.


Ages 14 and older who meet course pre-requisites. Accommodations on the bases of disability are available by contacting Stephanie Settle, 3 days prior to class.


Norman Y Members: $60

All Others: $80

Late Registration fee: $20

*CPR BLS, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration is included in the course and fee.


Must be current in YASA and attend the first two days of class for recertification.


  • “On the Guard, The YMCA Lifeguard Manual” (YPSAQ0499) - The 2016 edition is available for $33 through the Y Program Store: 1-800-747-0089 or

  • Swimsuit, pen, paper & photo ID

  • Extra towels and warm clothing if you tend to chill quickly


Monday - Thursday, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

August 19-22: Register by August 21

October 21-24: Register by October 16

December 2-5: Register by November 27


Pass Phase 1 & Phase 2 of the physical competency requirements conducted in class on the first day of class.

Return your completed registration forms to the Cleveland County Family YMCA Member Information Center, or fax your form to (405) 364-9799. Registration for some programs may be completed online at For more information, contact us at (405) 364-9622. Payment must be received before registration is complete.