AMERICAN RED CROSS CERTIFICATIONS

Lifeguarding: (Ages 15+)

Lifeguard training courses are blended learning which will require an online component, and in-person skills sessions. This course includes lifeguard training, CPR for professional rescuers, AED, and first aid. Participants must complete a prerequisite skills test which includes swimming 300 continuous yards, 2 minutes of treading water, and a times brick retrieval. Course graduates ages 15 and older are encouraged to apply for YMCA employment.

Lifeguard Recertification: (Ages 15+)

Lifeguard re-certification courses are for those who currently hold a valid lifeguard certification or the certification is no more than 30 Days Expired. 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 individuals certification for two more years. Participants are encouraged to bring their own rescue mask if they have one.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED: (Ages 14+)

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. Upon completion of this course, participants will receive an American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification that lasts for two years.

Babysitters Training  (Ages 11-14)

The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training course will provide youth who are planning to babysit the knowledge and skills needed to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This course will also develop their growing leadership skills, learning how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and gain skills to help children develop conflict resolution and problem solving skills. After this 6-hour class, participants also gain basic knowledge in responding to First Aid Emergencies

Wilderness and Remote First Aid (Ages 14+)

The American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to help an injured person in areas where EMS is not readily available. Wilderness first aid is the assessment of and treatment given to an injured or ill person in a remote environment where care by a healthcare provider and/or rapid transport is more than one hour away. Participants could include, but aren't limited to; hikers, backpackers, scout leaders and old scouts, boaters, farm workers, utility workers in remote areas, summer camp staff, forest rangers, and disaster response teams.