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Home » Programs » Aquatics » American Red Cross Training Classes

Our Y provides comprehensive training for lifeguards

PRE-LIFEGUARD COURSE
(Ages 14 & up)

Course consists of four sessions working on endurance, stroke technique and life saving skills. This will prepare the student to successfully enter the Lifeguard course.

 

LIFEGUARD TRAINING RED CROSS
(Ages 15 & up)

Includes the Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification. Participants Must:

  • 1. Swim 300 yards continuously (in this order): 100 yards front crawl with rhythmic breathing and flutter kick; 100 yards breaststroke; 50 yards front and 50 yards breaststroke
  • 2. Able to demonstrate side stroke & elementary backstroke
  • 3. Swim 20 yards (front crawl or breaststroke), first surface dive, retrieve a 10 pound object, and return with it to the surface, and swim back 20 yards. This is a timed event.
  • 4. Must attend ALL classes within the course. Lifeguard Course includes CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, First Aid & Oxygen Administration.
  • 5. A swim test is required to qualify, prior to registration.

Females must wear one piece swimsuit. For an appointment or for a pre-course swim test call 732 341 9622 ext 2277

 

WATERFRONT LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION
(Ages 15 & up)

You must provide copies of your current certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED/OXYGEN and First Aid upon registering for this class. This is a two day class.

 

CPR FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER
(Ages 15 & up)

8-hour American Red Cross certification course designed to instruct participants in dealing with adult, child, and infant breathing emergencies. Class covers skills such as rescue breathing, choking, CPR and AED. Includes manual & mask. Oxygen will be offered as an option, for those needing to recertify. This will require 2 additional hours. Must attend both days.

 

CPR/AED/OXYGEN RECERTIFICATION COURSE FOR THE LIFEGUARD
(Ages 15 & up)

You must present your current CPR/AED/OXYGEN certification card upon registration for this class. If you card is expired, even by one day, you will need to take the full course. One day class.

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