Lifeguard Classes

Lifeguard Classes

The Skagit Valley Family YMCA has partnered with the American Red Cross to provide Lifeguarding courses at the Y.  You can find more information about these classes at the American Red Cross website.

You do not need to be a member of the Y to register for these classes.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification-Blended Learning

All Locations
10/28/22 - 10/30/22
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This will be a blended Lifeguard course that utilizes both online content and classroom/pool time.  Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive 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, exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.

Times:  Friday 6:00-9:30pm / Saturday and Sunday 10am – 7pm

A link to the online training will be emailed to you.

You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to participate in this program.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
2/1/21 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 235.00$ 235.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
10/28/22 - 10/30/22
Fri 6pm - 9:30pm, Sat and Sun 10am - 7pm - Su,Fr,Sa
8 / 8 Available Register  
Closes
10/25/2022

American Red Cross Lifeguard Review

All Locations
10/30/22 - 10/30/22
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An abbreviated Lifeguarding course that briefly reviews course information and allows practice of skills and knowledge before testing. Current certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate in the review course. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for 2 years.

You DO NOT need to be a member of the YMCA to participate in this program.

If you have any questions on this course, please email [email protected]

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
9/23/20 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 125.00$ 125.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
10/30/22
Su - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4 / 4 Available Register  
Closes
10/28/2022

Lifeguarding And Waterfront Skills-Bended Learning

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10/27/22 - 10/30/22
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Lifeguarding And Waterfront Skills-Bended Learning

Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over, including in aquatic facilities in non-surf, open-water areas found in public parks, resorts, summer camps, and campgrounds.

Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 550 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards; Surface dive 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; Exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

Participants who successfully complete this course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED and Waterfront Skills, both valid for 2 years.

You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to sign up.

Thursday (virtual) 6pm-9:30pm

Friday 6pm-9:30pm

Saturday 9 am-7 pm

Sunday 9 am-7 pm


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
9/27/22 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 290.00$ 290.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/27/22 - 10/30/22
Su,Fr,Sa
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Closes
10/25/2022

Lifeguarding Instructor Course-Blended Learning

All Locations
10/14/22 - 10/16/22
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Trains Lifeguarding instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Bloodborne Pathogens Training.

Prerequisites: Minimum age: 17 years, Possess a current Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, complete the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor course and complete the pre-course session.

The class will run Friday, October 14th at 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

October 15th, 10 am to 7 pm

October 16th, 10 am to 7 pm

 

Note: To teach Waterfront Skills, Lifeguarding instructors must possess a basic-level Waterfront Skills certificate.

You do not need to be a member of the Y to register for this class.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Member
8/2/22 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 385.00$ 385.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
10/14/22 - 10/16/22
Su,Fr,Sa
6 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
10/11/2022