Life Skills Save Lives

Become a Certified Lifeguard!

If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great part time job or a challenging career, that’s in demand, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program is one of the best places to start.

Learning is fun and easy! Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn—

  • Rescue skills for use in the water and on land.
  • First aid and professional rescuer CPR/AED training to help you prepare for an emergency.
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities.
  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries.

Prerequisites:

  • Swim a minimum of 550 yards continuously in a prone position.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Swim 20 yards, feet-first surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object return to surface swim 20 yards hold object with both hands keeping face at or near pool surface.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface, and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool.

Choose the class that works best for you!

Dates and Times:  

March 3 – April 7 1 -6pm Sundays pre-test March 3 at 4pm

April 14 – April 20 Weekday evenings 6-9:30pm and Saturday 1- 6pm pre-test April 14 at 4pm

April 28 – May 4 Weekday evenings 6-9:30pm and Saturday 1- 6pm pre-test April 28 4pm

May 5 – May 11 Weekday evenings 6-9:30pm and Saturday 1- 6pm pre-test May 5 4pm

May 12 – May 18 Weekday evenings 6-9:30pm and Saturday 1- 6pm pre-test May 12 4pm

Fees: Member: $275 / Community Member: $375 CPR pocket mask and participant manual included

Contact: MScinto@cccymca.org  or 203 255 2834 ext. 2318

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