The YMCA's lifeguard certification course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and First Aid certifications. All participants must meet the minimum age required* as of the first day of class and swim 500 yards. Class dates/schedules are arranged by the aquatic department and are offered at the Maple and Portage branches.
- Red Cross Certification age 15 (Portage)
- YMCA Certification age 16 (Maple)
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb 2 through March 30th from 6:00-8:30 pm
Instructors: Jennifer Nardi and Kyle Lester
Must attend every class.
Prerequisites: Swim 500 yards continuous using sidestroke, elementary sidestroke, front crawl and breaststroke. Ability to swim 25 yards then dive down 9 feet and retrieve a 10 lb. brick and swim it back.
Order a book or download one at any time from the Red Cross webstite www.redcross.org/training
Certification Includes: 2 year Lifeguard Certification, 2 year CPR & AED, 2 year First Aid