Topic: Lifeguard

Lifeguard is referenced below. Learn more about Lifeguard.

Lifeguard Course

We are proud to offer the American Red Cross Lifeguard/Waterpark Course (including CPR, AED and First Aid certifications). Participants must be 15-years-old by the last day of the course. » read more

Part Time Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

Part Time Lifeguard/Swim instructor. Applicant must be 16 years of age and be certified in YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional and first aid. Hours are flexible and adjustable to employees outside interest and commitments (i.e. school, other jobs, family, extracurricular activities). If your certification expired less than 1 year ago, there may be an option for a re-cert – contact Frances for details. » read more

Family Swim Rules

Family Swim Rules • NO GROUPS – to honor family togetherness, groups will not be allowed during family swim. This applies to member birthday parties. • Safe games may be organized and played. The lifeguard will determine the safety of any games. • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent (in the pool area) or sibling, age 18+. • We encourage adults to participate in the aquatic activities with their children. • Nerf balls are welcome. Hard and small balls are not permitted. • Please respect the YMCA by only bringing those persons on your own family membership. • Parent must be in the water with any child 5 and under.     » read more

Pool Rules

General Pool Rules » read more

Daily Swim Schedule

In the event any pool needs to be closed, we will make a concerted effort to accommodate all scheduled groups into the remaining pools. Children 5-years-old and under, or those in a float belt, must have a parent in the water with them at all times.  » read more

Testimonials, How the Y Touches You

Read how the YMCA of Rapid City has touched the lives of many people within the Rapid City area.  If you have a testimonial that you would like to share, contact Bryan Konechne, Communications Director, at 605.718.9622. » read more

Frances Seeley, Aquatics Director

Frances was a YMCA lifeguard/swim instructor from 1983-1986.  In 1993 she re-joined the YMCA as a volunteer swim instructor, while working full time and finishing her college degree at Western Dakota Tech.  In April 1998, she was hired as the aquatic director.  » read more