Our Instructors

All YMCA swimming lessons are taught by caring, compassionate professionals who focus on your child's needs. They are required to attend bi-monthly trainings to make sure they are always updated with the latest teaching strategies and safety guidelines.  

All Y instructors are trained and certified in: 

  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • First Aid 
  • Oxygen Administration

Our Lifeguards

Our guards are drilled on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to ensure they are always prepared in case of an emergency.  Guards are always on duty during swim lessons and open swim hours.  

All Y lifeguards are trained and certified in: 

  • Lifeguarding
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • First Aid
  • Oxygen Administration 


Safety is the first priority for YMCA of Greater Boston and its aquatics staff.  We take all measures possible to create a comfortable and safe environment for aquatic fun and swim lessons by taking the following precautions:

  • First aid kits on deck by law
  • Lifeguard (LG), CPR, First Aid, 02 certified by law
  • AED/02/Trauma bag in each pool area
  • All lifeguards carry CPR mask and gloves
  • 25:1 ratio between visitors and staff at all times
  • Daily and weekly drills to ensure staff alertness and readiness 
  • 2 hours of mandatory monthly in-service training 


We're proud to partner with the USA Swimming Foundation