Miami County YMCAs offer lifeguard training classes

TROY — The Miami County YMCAs are looking to certify individuals as lifeguards who are interested in year-round employment.

“There are several facilities in need of new lifeguards to replace seasonal staff,” said Leia Lander, aquatic director for the Robinson branch.

The course in November will run for two weeks On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Fridays the class will run 4 to 9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 6 p.m. Class will start on Nov. 5. Registration deadline for this course is Oct. 29.

“The week prior deadline is to give the students time to complete all the online work for the course that is required,” said Donn Shade, aquatic director at the Piqua branch. “It’s a lot of online work about the basics of lifeguarding and preliminary introductions to the other three certifications. We find candidates do best with the week prior deadline for registration to get [all the online work] completed by the first day of class.”

Those interested in the course can register at either Miami County YMCA branch during normal business hours. Those with additional questions are asked to contact Lander at 937-440-9622 or