VAN WERT — Registration for the Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class has begun and will be open to registrants until Jan. 31, 2020. Classes will begin Feb. 2 and will be held on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. for six weeks. There is no cost until the participant passes their swim test. All participants must be 15 years or older to attend the class.

If interested in attending the class please contact the YMCA Aquatics Director at, 419-238-0443 or visiting

The mission at the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that help healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

The YMCA of Van Wert County is partially funded by the Van Wert County Foundation and United Way.