Lifeguard Certification & Re-certification

We know that every second counts in an emergency situation. We offer CPR/First Aid classes to people in our community so that they can make the most of those precious seconds. Our instructors teach how to perform CPR / First Aid on victims of all ages and how and when to use Automated External Defibrillator (AED), how to use a barrier device during rescue breathing and how to relieve a foreign body airway obstruction. In addition, the class covers the cardiac Chain of Survival for all ages.

Pre-registration is required 3 days before class starts.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course 

Individuals who complete the prerequisite swimming skills are permitted to sign up for the Lifeguard Training course. This is a Blended Learning class and will require online training on a computer or tablet. Bring proof of age, bathing suit and towel. Must turn 15 years old before the last day.

Session Dates:
Winter  Session: February 29, March 7, 14, 21 - Approx. Times (12-6pm)
Spring Session: April 25, May 2, 9, 16 - Approx. Times (12-6pm)

Class Fees:
Facility Members $190 Program/Non-Members $245

Lifeguarding Swimming skills pre-screening test:

Session Dates

Monday, February 17: 5:15pm-5:45pm Thursday, February 20: 6:15pm-6:45p
Saturday, February 22: 12:00pm-12:30pm

 

1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is
not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

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 goggles are prohibited. ● Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. ● Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the 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 or steps.

Lifeguard Recertification Course
Recertification for those with a current (not expired past 30 days) certification card in ARC Lifeguard, First Aid, & Pro CPR/AED training. Come in prepared to perform all the skills from the 2017 Lifeguarding Manual. Must complete one pre-screening session.

Please bring: bathing suit, towel, proof of certification, copy of the most recent 2017 Lifeguarding Manual (available for purchase), adult and pediatric resuscitation masks (available for purchase)

Email aquatics@ccaymca.org to schedule a class.
Class Fees: Facility Members $110 Program/Non-Members $135  

 

Waterfront Lifeguard Course
Upgrade to Waterfront for those with a current (not expired) American Red Cross only certification card in Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR/AED. Includes 6 –8 hours in water and class room
 
Please Bring: bathing suit, towel, proof of certification, copy of the most recent 2017 Lifeguarding Manual (available for purchase), adult and pediatric resuscitation masks (available for purchase) 
 
Email aquatics@ccaymca.org to schedule a class.
Class Fees: Facility Members $50 Program/Non-Members $65 

 

Waterfront Lifeguarding Swimming skills pre-screening test:

1. Swim 550 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is
not allowed. Swim goggles are allowed.

2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

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 goggles are not allowed. ● Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. ● Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the
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 or steps.

4. Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface and continue to swim another 5 yards to complete the skill sequence. Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve 3 dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 – 7 feet of water, resurface and continue to swim another 5 yards