Lifeguard Certification Course
The American Red Cross and the YMCA have teamed up to bring our community Lifeguard Certification Course. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training is a certification course for those individuals interested in becoming certified to work as a lifeguard. Participants who successfully complete the course will earn American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
Dates Course is offered:
January 27th-29th: Pretest: Jan 23rd
March 3rd-5th - Pretest: Feb 27th
March 17th-19th: Pretest: Mar 13th
March 31st-April 2nd: Pretest: Mar 27th
April 7th-9th - Pretest: Apr 3rd
April 28th-30th - Pretest: Apr 24th
Blended Learning Courses: (note early deadline)
**Course work required before attending class**
May 5th-7th: Pretest: April 24th
May 19th-21st: Pretest: May 8th
Pretest time for all courses: 7-9pm
Course times: Friday 5-9pm | Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm
Pre-Course Skill Test Components:
300 Yard Swim: During the 300 yard swim, participants must demonstrate proficiency in both Front Crawl and Breast Stroke. The swim must be continuous. There is no time limit.
Timed Element: Participants have 100 seconds to swim 20 yards, surface dive to the bottom of10 feet, retrieve a 10lb object, return 20 yards on the back, and exit the pool.
Treading Water: Participants must demonstrate the ability to tread water without using their hands for 2 minutes.
Lifeguard Recertification course
March 25th | April 22nd | April 23rd
May 13th | May 14th
All classes will be held at the 16th Street YMCA from 8AM-6PM
Water saftey instructor certification course
Participants must be at least 16 years of age on or before the final scheduled day of this course; must show aquatics skills equivalent to Level IV. This includes 25 yards of Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke and Sidestroke and 15 yards of Butterfly. Participants must attend all classes of designated course and demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities to pass the class successfully. The final decision belongs to the class instructor.
More Information or Questions Contact:
16th Street YMCA