ARC CERTIFICATIONS

Lifeguarding

Red Cross Certification in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid upon successful completion. The course focuses on the skills and knowledge required to become a lifeguard. Participants must complete a prerequisite skills test which includes swimming 300 continuous yards, 2 minutes of treading water and a timed brick retrieval. Course graduates ages 16 and older are encouraged to apply for YMCA employment. All participants will receive a PDF copy of the Red Cross Lifeguard manual and a rescue mask.

Lifeguard Review

Red Cross Re-Certification in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid upon successful completion. The course focuses on skills and knowledge taught in the initial Red Cross Lifeguard program. Participants must complete the prerequisite skills test which includes swimming 300 continuous yards, 2 minutes of treading and timed brick retrieval. Successful completion of the review extends the individual's certification for 2 more years. Participants are encouraged to bring their own rescue mask if they have one.

CPR, AED and First Aid

Upon successful completion of the 5 hour course, participants will be certified in Adult, Child and Infant CPR, AED and First Aid. Participants will receive a key chain rescue mask.