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The YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County

(845) 338-3810


507 Broadway
Kingston NY 12401
(845) 338-3810

Facility Hours

Monday – Friday5:00am –9:00pm
Saturday7:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm

Holiday Hours

If holiday falls on a Sunday we open at 9am.

New Years DayClosed
Good Friday5:00am – Noon
Easter SundayClosed
4th of July5:00am – Noon
Memorial Day5:00am – Noon
Labor Day5:00am – Noon
Thanksgiving5:00am – Noon
Christmas EveNormal* – Noon
New Years EveNormal* – Noon

*Normal Start – depends on the day of the week on which the holiday falls.

Lifesaving Certified Training

Learn the Skills To Save a Life

The YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County  is a proud provider of the American Red Cross Health & Safety and Aquatic Training programs. Our courses are offered year round to all and include both full courses and/or re-certification/renewal courses.  We are able to train both on and off-site… with flexibility to meet the needs of your organization!

Lifeguard Certification Classes

Lifeguard certification offers two options:

  1. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency.
  2. In-house session is done on-site for both classroom & water skills.  Classroom session is done via PowerPoint  & video clips.  No text book is required however you may purchase on line separately.

Ages 15+*

Participants will learn lifesaving, standard first aid, blood born pathogens protocol, and CPR/AED. Attendance of every class is required for the completion. Upon completion they will receive their certifications from the American Red Cross.

Mandated Requirements-No Exceptions-No Refunds for failed Swim Test

  • Must be 15 years old by the completion of this course
  • Must be able to swim 500 yards(11 laps-22 lengths) in a combination of 200 yd front crawl, 200 yd breast-stroke and 100 yd or either one.
  • *Must attend all scheduled classes.

You can be PRE-TESTED to see if you meet requirements by contacting

Fee: $395.00  NON-refundable

3/19/24-4/24/24 (All Wednesdays)- 6:00pm-9pm
3/23/24,3/24/24,3/30/24, &4/6/24-Time TBD
4/23/24-6/11/24 (All Tuesdays)- 3:00pm-6:00pm
5/3/24,5/4/24, 5/5/24,5/10/24, & 5/11/24 –Time TBD
6/1/24,6/2/24,6/8/24,6/9/24- Time TBD

Lifeguard Re-certification

Includes CPR recert.  MUST attend all days (no exceptions)

fee: $190.00 (must bring mask or $10 fee)

5/13/24 &, 5/15/24 5:00pm-9:00pm
6/1/24 & 6/2/24 2:00pm-7:00pm
6/3/24 & 6/5/24 5:00pm-9:00pm

CPR PRO with AED & First Aid

fee: $100.00(mask included)

Upcoming Sessions:

May Dates TBD
June Dates TBD

CPR PRO With AED & First Aid Recertification

One day training ( Participants will receive a blended learning link upon registration)

Fee $80.00 (must bring mask or $10 additional fee)

Upcoming Sessions:


Water Safety Instructor Certification

Age: 16 years old by course completion and complete swim test
email for swim test specifics

**NO refunds for failure to pass swim test

**MUST attend all classes

fee: $475.00   for 12 weeks  

Upcoming Sessions:  TBD

Class Schedule :


Lifeguard Management In-person Test

fee: $60.00


Babysitting Certification

Designed for youths ages 11-16.

We make our babysitter’s training course fun! We’ll teach you how to be the best babysitter through engaging activities, videos and discussions. Our instructors will teach you how to:

  • Supervise infants & children
  • Find & interview for babysitting jobs
  • Develop leadership skills & run a babysitting business
  • Perform skills such as diapering & feeding
  • Handle bedtime & discipline issues
  • Identify safety hazards, prevent injuries, & learn basic first aid
  • Communicate effectively with parents

fee: $95.00