The Y is the areas premiere lifeguard training center, running classes and programs to certify or re-certify lifeguards year round. Successful course completion involves both written and practical examinations.
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING
American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes are for adults or young adults age 15 and over. There are prerequisites for the class which include swimming 300 meters of breaststroke, freestyle or a combination of both, treading water for 2 minutes without hands, swimming 25 meters, retrieving a 10 lb brick from the deep end of the pool and getting out of the pool without using a ladder or stairs. Course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED, Bloodbourne Pathogens, Emergency Oxygen Administration and Standard First Aid. Successful course completion involves both written and practical examinations. Please note that payment for the class does not guarantee certification and there are no refunds for failure to pass the class.
Classes are periodically schedule for Lifeguard re-certification. A currently valid lifeguarding certificate is required when enrolling in this class.