American Red Cross Lifeguard
Recertification Courses

The American Red Cross (ARC) Recertification course is open to participants who currently hold an ARC Lifeguard Certification and need to recertify. This course will require participants to pass a prerequisite test (swim 300 yards, 2 minutes of treading water and a timed brick dive with a 25-yard carry). Must attend all sessions.

Y programs are open to Members and Non-Members.

Financial Scholarship is provided to those who qualify.
Applications are available at the Welcome Desk.

Registration Dates
Members: Begins the 10th of the month
Non-Members: Begins the 20th of the month

Lampeter-Strasburg residents receive 10% off Y programs.
Click here to learn how to receive your discount.
* Please note that the 10% discount on programs will be ending on December 31, 2017

Classes Currently Registering

For questions about Lifeguard Recertifications, contact:

City Center Y: Contact Mark Strawbridge at

Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Alicia Campbell at 717-464-4000, ext. 1243  or

Additional Information
Participants for the course must bring proof of age (driver’s license, copy of birth certificate, etc.) and unexpired Red Cross Guard Cards. This course will require participants to pass a pre-requisite test (swim 300 and brick dive with a 25 yard carry). Failure to pass the pre-requisite test will dismiss you from the courses, and you will forfeit the non-refundable fee. Everyone should be prepared to swim and bring a packed lunch/snack daily.

Recertification Course Overview/Helpful Information