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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Lifeguards are brave, responsible, and confident in and around water, and it's not just a job at the Y. Lifeguard Certification is great for parents, guardians and adults of all ages who want to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Successful participants become certified and may apply to be a Tampa Y lifeguard and rule the pool all year long.

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Prep Course

Prepare for the physical portion of the lifeguard certification prerequisites test with the new American Red Cross Lifeguard Prep Course. Certified Lifeguard Trainers help teens and adults build endurance and strength and focus on skills needed to achieve lifeguard certification prerequisites. Participants will learn proper swim techniques and build stamina during this course.

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Junior Guard

The Junior Guard program at the Y is a leadership program for teens ages 13 and 14. Participants learn the skills required to earn a lifeguard certification and have the opportunity to work in the Aquatics environment.

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Lap Swim & More

The Tampa Y is a leader in all things swimming and water safety. Members can enroll in a variety of swim clinics at several Tampa Y locations. Learn more about lap swimming competitions, lap swim clinics and more at the Tampa Y.

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Swim Lessons

People of all ages can learn to swim at 11 Tampa Y locations and YMCA Camp Cristina. Learn more about life saving swim lessons at the Tampa Y and register by age group.

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Swim Teams

The Tampa Y offers several types of swim teams at 10 family centers. From beginner children, to teens and adults who enjoy competition in the pool, there is a swim team for you. The aquatics leadership staff, coaches and instructors guide swimmers to be their very best.

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