Our Cause Defines Us. 

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. The Y exists to strengthen the foundations of our community through Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. 

Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. We are a place where anyone and everyone can find respite from social, physical, economic and/or educational challenges, and learn how to overcome them.

People engage with the Y on one level, but they soon find a deeper meaning to their activities and a connection to those around them. Ultimately, at its highest form, they feel compelled to volunteer, to give back and help others strengthen the entire community.




$85 per participant

If you need CPR training to satisfy an OSHA-mandated job requirement or you just want to know how to keep your loved ones safe, the American Red Cross trainings at the Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA ensure that you get the latest information, and quality instruction. With the option to choose from in-person courses, or take a Blended Learning class that combines online learning with hands-on, in-person instruction, there's a Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED class for you!

Class size is minimum of 4 participants and maximum of 10 per class.

2021 CPR/First Aid/AED Training Schedule




$185 per participant

This lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. To successfully complete the course, participant must complete class assignments and attendance requirements, pass the written exam and a practical water skills test. The lifeguard-training program is designed to train and to prepare individuals for the demanding occupation of a Professional Lifeguard.



  • Must be at least 15 years old on final day of testing
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 30 seconds


Must attend all meeting times in each session to pass and receive certification.

Class size is minimum of 7 participants and maximum of 10 per class.

Edna City pool will be used for some of the class days and participants will be notified when class begins.

2021 Lifeguard Training Schedule




The Barbara Bauer Briggs Family YMCA aims to provide the best in onsite and mobile trainings while staying safe and COVID-19 compliant.

For more info, contact Zachariah Reynolds at or 361-575-0511.