The Westport Weston Family Y will offer a lifeguard certification course over two consecutive weekends in May.

The course is planned on Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, and continuing on Saturday, may 19 and 20. Saturday sessions are planned from noon to 7 p.m.; the Sunday sessions are planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The course course emphasizes practical lifesaving skills and job-related responsibilities, Y officials said. Standard first aid and CPR/AED for the lifeguard are included.

Participants must be at least 15 years old, strong swimmers and able to attend all the classes. A bathing suit is required, and the Y suggested participants bring lunch.

The cost is $325 for Y Members; $350 for nonmembers.

Registration may be done online at, by emailing Nicole Turechek at or calling her at 203-226-8981, Ext. 128.