South Amboy YMCA To Offer Lifeguard Certification Class

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SOUTH AMBOY — The South Amboy Branch YMCA will offer an American Red Cross lifeguard class from June 27-30 at the South Amboy Y, located at 200 John T. O’Leary Boulevard. The class will meet daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Upon successful course completion, lifeguard training candidates will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguarding and Standard First Aid Certificate valid for three years, and a CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certificate valid for one year.


Lifeguard training candidates must be at least 15 years of age, able to demonstrate continuous swim for 16 lengths of the pool using the breaststroke and front crawl stroke, tread water for two minutes, and retrieve a 10lb brick from the deep and of the pool, then swim 20 yards back within 1 minute 44 seconds.

The lifeguard certification class fee is $250 for members and $260 for non-members. Non-members will also be required to take out a $40 program membership. Visit for additional lifeguard certification dates.

Visit the welcome desk of the South Amboy YMCA to register for the class. Space is limited. For more information, contact Ruben Merino at 1-732-316-8209 or

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