Lifeguard Certification

Lifeguard Certification

Build a skill. Save a life.

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the FOOTHILLS AREA YMCA Lifeguard program is the place to begin! Through, online learning, classroom activities, group discussion, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.
Our comprehensive Lifeguard Training course includes accident prevention, lifeguarding techniques, emergency systems, and rescue skills. Course will also include CPR for the professional Rescuer with AED, and First Aid.
Upon successful completion of the course the participant will be certified in:
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding (valid for two years)
  • American Safety and Health Institute CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (valid for one year)
  • American Safety and Health Institute Basic First Aid (valid for two years)

Lifeguard Pre-Course Water Skills.  You must pass the water skills test to continue in the course.

Water Skills Include:

1.Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only

  • Candidates should place their hands under arm pits

2. Swim 300 yards continuously without stopping

  • Candidates may swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both with  but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
  • Must demonstrate breathing control and rhythmic breathing
  • Swimming goggles may be used

3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds

  • Starting in the water swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim googles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet or head first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder

Certification Requirements:

To receive Lifeguard Certification a participant must:

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the end of the last day of class
  • Attend 100% of all class sessions in the classroom and all online requirements
  • Arrive on time for all class sessions
  • Participate and pass all written and skills test

Class times are

Friday: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am-4:00pm

What to bring

  • Suitable swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes
  • Lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Pen and paper to take notes
  • We will break for lunch Saturday & Sunday for 45 minutes

After completing registration, you will receive an email within the next few days from your instructor that will explain class expectations. Please know this is a blended course and 7 hours will be required online. The link with all instructions will be sent out 7 days prior to in class training.

Any questions concerning the course please contact Mandy Webb the Aquatics Director. Email: [email protected]

 

CPR PRO Staff Only

Cottingham Campus
4/17/21 - 4/18/21
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Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
4/1/21 4/9/21 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 25.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
04/17/21 - 04/18/21
Registration
Closed

Lifeguard Certification

Cottingham Campus
4/30/21 - 5/2/21
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Build a skill. Save a life.

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the FOOTHILLS AREA YMCA Lifeguard program is the place to begin! Through on-line learning, classroom activities, group discussion, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.
Our comprehensive Lifeguard Training course includes accident prevention, lifeguarding techniques, emergency systems, and rescue skills. Course will also include CPR for the professional Rescuer with AED, and First Aid.
Upon successful completion of the course the participant will be certified in:
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding (valid for two years)
  • American Safety and Health Institute CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (valid for one year)
  • American Safety and Health Institute Basic First Aid (valid for two years)

Lifeguard Pre-Course Water Skills.  You must pass the water skills test to continue in the course.

Water Skills Include:

1.Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only

  • Candidates should place their hands under arm pits

2. Swim 300 yards continuously without stopping

  • Candidates may swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both with  but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
  • Must demonstrate breathing control and rhythmic breathing
  • Swimming goggles may be used

3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds

  • Starting in the water swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim googles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet or head first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder

Certification Requirements:

To receive Lifeguard Certification a participant must:

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the end of the last day of class
  • Attend 100% of all class sessions in the classroom and online learning
  • Arrive on time for all class sessions
  • Participate and pass all written and skills test

Class times are

Friday: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am-4:00pm

What to bring

  • Suitable swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes
  • Lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Pen and paper to take notes
  • We will break for lunch Saturday & Sunday for 45 minutes

After completing registration, you will receive an email within the next few days from your instructor that will explain class expectations. This is a blended course and will require 7 hours of on-line learning prior to in class sessions.

Any questions concerning the course please contact Mandy Webb the Aquatics Director. Email: [email protected]

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2/22/21 4/23/21 Online / Front Desk $ 175.00$ 200.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
04/30/21 - 05/02/21
Su,Fr,Sa
5 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
04/23/2021