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.

YMCA AQUATIC LEADERS

At the Y, we take pride in developing our aquatic staff. The YMCA Aquatic Leaders program shows future aquatic leaders what it means to be a swimming instructor and/or Lifeguard and how a career in aquatics can be fun. This program helps you build communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills to prepare you for future jobs. For ages 13-15.

Held at the Arapahoe, Mapleton, Longmont and Johnstown Ys

Swim Instructor Development

The Swim Instructor Development program encourages leadership development in aquatic safety with a goal to prepare and motivate participants to eventually become swim instructors once they turn 16 through a separate certification course. Foundational skills will include engaging learners, developing youth, communicating with parents and caregivers, preventing and responding to emergencies and swimming skills. In addition to the two hours of classroom/pool sessions, students will be required to volunteer a minimum of two hours per week assisting with swimming classes in the pool area. Students must be able to swim 50 yards, tread water and float to participate in this class.

Lifeguard Development

The Lifeguard Development program encourages leadership development in aquatic safety with a goal to prepare and motivate participants to eventually become lifeguards. Foundational skills include preventing, recognizing and responding to emergencies, activating an EAP, making appropriate rescues, providing care and developing swimming skills. In addition to the two hours of classroom/pool sessions, students will be required to volunteer a minimum of two hours per week acting as 'eye on deck' each week. Students must be able to swim 50 yards, tread water and float to participate in this class.








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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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