LIMA — Lifeguard training and certification classes will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from April 15 through May 1 at the Lima Family YMCA, 345 S. Elizabeth St., Lima.
Candidates must be at least 15 years old and have completed the following pre-requisites: swim 300 yards, treat water for two minutes without the use of hands or arms and retrieve a brick from a dept of 12.8 feet.
Participants must have a passing score or 80% or better on all exams and pass the final skills scenario to receive certifications. Those certifications include lifeguarding, first aid, CPR and AED for the professional rescuer (valid two years) through the American Red Cross.
Participants must attend all sessions. Cost is $225 for members and $250 for non-members. Register at the YMCA or by calling 419-223-6045.
The second set of classes will be offered May 6 through 22.