Teen - Skills & Training

The Y offers a variety of skills and training courses for adults and teens starting at 15 years old.

Please review below for further information.

Metuchen YMCA

Lifeguard Certification (Age 15+)
  • Lifeguard Certification (Age 15+)

    Minimum age: 15 years old

    Swim 300 yards continuously

    Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs

    Complete the following timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:

    -Starting in the water, swim 20 yards

    -Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object

    -Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point

    -Exit the water without using a ladder or steps

    For more information call Brian Blondet at 732.548.2044 ext 2225 or email Brian.Blondet@ymcaofmewsa.org

South Amboy YMCA

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Lifeguard Certification (Ages 15+)
  • Lifeguard Certification

    The pre-test is mandatory. To find out what the pre-test consists of, please contact the Aquatic department.

    Students MUST attend all classes.

    Proof of Age is required. We are NOT permitted to waive the minimum age of 15 for any reason.

    Although our goal as instructors is to help students successfully complete their certification goals, students are sometimes not able to adequately complete the stated requirements for the course. Payment of the course fee and participation in class does not guarantee certification; students must successfully complete all course objectives in order to be certified.

    Click here for pre-test dates and course times