Training and Certification

Build a skill. Save a life.


Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the YMCA offers classes in Lifeguard Certification and water safety. Offerings include:

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor
  • CPR/AED and First Aid
  • Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens

Our classes meet when demand exists, typically in May and August. Additional courses may be offered at other times. Contact the membership counter @ 563-3211 or email the Aquatics Director – Ann Brzuzy  at ann@ymcaalaska.org.


Midtown Location (Main)

Anchorage Community YMCA
5353 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone (907) 563-3211


Southside Location

Southside YMCA At Dimond
800 E Dimond Blvd #3
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone (907) 344-7788


Mat-Su Location

The Mat-Su YMCA is already working with other groups in the community to determine the needs of our local youth. LEARN MORE