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 – 4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 3:00pm

Holiday Hours

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

New Years Day5:00am – Noon
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: $350.00  NON-refundable

10/10/2018-12/12/2018 ( ALL Wednesdays)

2/27/2019-5/1/2019 (ALL Wednesdays)

5/15/2019-7/17/2019 ( ALL Wednesdays)

Lifeguard Re-certification

Includes CPR recert.  MUST attend all 4 days from 5:30-930pm (no exceptions)

fee: $175.00 (must bring mask or $10 fee)

CPR/AED First Aid Adult & Pediatric

MUST attend both days from 6-9pm

fee: $95.00(mask included)

Upcoming Sessions:

  • 11/19/2019 & 11/21/2019
  • 11/19/2019 & 11/21/2019
  • 3/5/2020 & 3/6/2020
  • 4/14/2020 & 4/16/2020
  • 6/24/2020-6/25/2020

CPR/AED First Aid Adult & Pediatric Recertification

One day training from 5:30-9:30pm

Fee $70.00 (must bring mask or $10 additional fee)

Upcoming Sessions:

  • 10/26/2019
  • 11/3/2019
  • 3/25/2020
  • 4/23/2020
  • 5/21/2020
  • 6/4/2020
  • 6/19/2020

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: $400.00   for 12 weeks  

Upcoming Sessions:  TBD

Lifeguard Management In-person Test

fee: $50.00

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

Upcoming Sessions:

  • 11/09/2019
  • 4/11/2020