YMCA offering Lifeguard course

MARQUETTE – The YMCA of Marquette County is offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard certification course beginning Wednesday.

The course runs from 2:45-5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 10 and 13. Included will be certifications in Waterfront Lifeguarding, CPR, AED and First Aid.

The course is open to anyone age 15 and older. Participants must be strong swimmers with the ability to swim 500 yards continuously and retrieve a weighted object from water deeper than 10 feet.

The cost is $150 for members and $200 for non-members. Pre-registration at the YMCA is required. For more information, contact Aquatics Coordinator Erin Jewett at the YMCA of Marquette County, (906) 227-9622, or via email at ejewett@ymcamqt.org.