The Berkshire Family YMCA announces open registrations for its American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class.

A free required pre-course swim test will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the Pittsfield branch and 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the Northern Berkshire branch.

Register at the Y or visit

After passing the test, participants can register for the class.

Pittsfield classes meet Monday through Friday, April 4 to 8, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

North Adams classes meet Saturday through Monday, April 16 to 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants must be at least 15 years old by the last day of the class. Cost is $200 and financial assistance is available.

For more information, contact Ashley at 413-499-7650, ext. 146, or at the Pittsfield branch, and Sam at 413-663-6529, ext. 213, or at the Northern Berkshire branch.