Lifeguard Classes:

Our Y hosts American Red Cross Lifeguard, Starguard and CPR-Pro classes at the Venice YMCA. 

Date TBA.  There is online work and book work that will need to be completed before the class starts. Cost is $250 (Half of the fee will be refunded when/if the participant is hired by the Sky Family YMCA (Venice or Englewood) and are employed for 90 days.)  Participants must be 16 years of age or older and a reasonably strong swimmer. 


The American Red Cross course is designed to provide each participant with the knowledge, skills, certifications needed to be a lifeguard. To be eligible, participants must be at least 15 years old and able to swim 300 yards consecutively utilizing the American crawl (freestyle) and the breaststroke. Participant must also be able to swim under water. The cost for members is $125 and $200 for non-members. Next start date: TBA


CPR Classes:

CPR/First Aid classes are offered to the public on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5 pm. Classes include training for adult, child and infant CPR and AED (First Aid is not included.)  You Must Call to register: Best Chance CPR at 941-255-0675 (Please specify what class you are taking). *Make checks payable to Best Chance CPR


  • CPR (ONLY) YMCA member rate: $40/Non-member Rate: $50

  • CPR & First Aid YMCA Member Rate: $55/Nonmember Rate: $65

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