Facility Notice: The Arapahoe Y closes at 3pm on May 15 for a special event.

Our Ys are open with newly expanded hours. Please check our reopening guide for programs that still require reservations and policies.



Lifeguarding (Blended Learning Course)

This course provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS arrive and take over. Must bring swim suit, towel and course materials as well as attend every class to pass course. Successful completion of the course will result in certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid. Certifications last two years. Students MUST complete the online portion prior to class and show their instructor their online completion certification at the beginning of the course to continue. For ages 15+.

Prerequisites: 300-yard swim, retrieve a 10-pound brick from 9 feet of water and tread water for two minutes with no hands.

Classes held throughout the year at the Ys in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Johnstown.

Lifeguard Recertification (Blended Learning Course)

Recertification courses are also available for currently certified Lifeguards. Certifications last two years.

Classes held throughout the year at the Ys in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Johnstown.

Looking for Lifesavers

Lifeguarding is more than just fun in the sun; it is an important leadership role. By being a Lifeguard or swim instructor, you’re taking a stand to be a lifesaver, to protect others and to serve the community. Must be 16+ to apply

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Red Cross Certifications

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