Lifeguard Training


John P. Thayer YMCA
24 14th Street
Columbus, GA. 31901
(706) 322 - 8269

$150 for YMCA members
$175 for non-YMCA members

Our Y's Lifeguard Training prepares individuals for a lifeguard position. Students must attend all scheduled classes and pass both written and water skills tests. Course includes: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and AED certifications. Books and test prep are also included.


  • Must be 15 years of age or older
  • Must be able to swim 300 yards non-stop
  • Must be able to dive to the bottom of a 10-foot pool and retrieve a 10-pound diving brick


  • At the John P. Thayer YMCA for upcoming class.
  • Class size is Limited!
  • In-house only - No Phone or on-line registrations!


Thursday, May 11th 2017 - JOHN P THAYER YMCA 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, May 12th 2017 - JOHN P THAYER YMCA 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, May13th 2017 - JOHN P THAYER YMCA 9:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday, May 14th 2017 - D.A. TURNER YMCA 1:00pm - 5:00pm

For more information, Please contact:

Scott Balkcum - Program Director
(706) 322 - 8269 X118