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Health and wellness can happen in more places than just a gym. Whether you join the swim team, swim laps, take part in a water fitness class or are just learning to swim, aquatics is an important part of the YMCA. Swimming is a life skill, great exercise and a challenging sport. The Y strives to help all ages learn how to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living. View our various swim offerings below to see how you can get active in the water! We offer many aquatics programs to fit any lifestyle or skill level.

Lifeguard Instructor Course

Trains Lifeguarding Instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Bloodborne Pathogens Training.

Lock Haven Branch YMCA    Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2023

Friday, September 29                 5pm - 8pm,
Saturday, September 30            8am - 6pm
Sunday, October 1                        8am - 6pm
***Must attend all days and times to pass course. 

Cost: $350

- Minimum age: 17 years old
- Possess current Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or equivalent from another org.
- Complete the online session for the Lifeguarding Instructor Course and complete the pre course session.

Reach out to Sara Phillips for more information at or 570-748-6727 ext. 805.

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Swim Lessons

At the Y, we believe everyone should learn to swim, for recreation, health, and safety! YMCA Swim Lessons teach life-saving skills, help develop self-esteem, and create positive experiences that last a lifetime. We're excited to be able to offer group, private, and homeschool swimming lesson options. Choose your local branch to get started!

Bradford County Branch Eastern Lycoming Branch
Lock Haven Branch Williamsport Branch


Aquatic Group Exercise

Looking to challenge yourself without stress on your joints and to have fun? Take advantage of our Aquatic Group Exercise Classes. You can gain muscle conditioning, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility from the aerobic choreography and the resistance of the water. Ideal for all fitness levels and non-swimmers as well! Choose your local branch to get started!

Bradford County Branch Eastern Lycoming Branch
Lock Haven Branch Williamsport Branch

Swim Team

Our swim teams are dedicated to developing good swimmers and great team members. Through competitive swimming, the YMCA teaches the character virtues of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Competitive swimming teaches skills for a lifetime. Our swimmers achieve success at all levels of competition. We host a wide variety of teams with immense pride! Choose your local branch to get started!

Eastern Lycoming Branch Jersey Shore Branch
Lock Haven Branch Williamsport Branch

Lifeguard Certification

Build a skill. Save a life.
Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the YMCA is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussion, online e-learning, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard. Our comprehensive Lifeguard and Training course includes accident prevention, lifeguarding techniques, emergency systems, and rescue skills. The course also includes CPR for the professional Rescuer with AED and First Aid.

Get Certified

CPR and First Aid

Learn the life-saving skills of American Heart Association CPR and First Aid at the River Valley Regional YMCA. We offer certification and recertification options. Classes are held conveniently at multiple branches throughout the year.

Get Certified