LifeguardsThe YMCA of Middletown is an Authorized Provider for the American Red Cross.
Every year, dozens of teens and adults learn to save lives through our First Aid, CPR and Lifeguarding classes.

Click here for the 2016-2017 Course List.
 


Lifeguarding
The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with 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 emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Course Length: 26 hours

Prerequisites

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • 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.
  • 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, feet-first or head-first, 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. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. Swim goggles are not allowed.
      Course Number Course Name Course Date
      (2016-2017)
      Schedule YMCA
      Member Fee
      Program Member Fee
      11 Lifeguard Training  Dec. 26, 27, 28 & 29 9:00am-5:00pm $275 $325
      23 Lifeguard Training April 10, 11, 12 & 13 9:00am-5:00pm $275 $325
      34 Lifeguard Training May 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25 9:00am-5:00pm
      5:00pm-10:00pm
      $275 $325

      29

      Waterfront Lifeguarding
      (Must be a current
      Red Cross Lifeguard)

      May 7

      9:00am-12:00pm

      $75

      $100

      37 Lifeguard Training June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 6:00pm-10:00pm
      9:00am-5:00pm
      $275 $325
      38
      Waterfront Lifeguarding
      (Must be a current
      Red Cross Lifeguard)
      June 10
      9:00am-12:00pm
      $75
      $100

       


Lifeguard Instructor
Take your Lifeguard Trainig to the next level and become a certified instructor so you can teach others to save lives. Course Length: 24 hours

This course will certify you to teach:

  • Lifeguarding
  • Lifeguard Blended Learning
  • Shallow Water Lifeguarding
  • Waterpark Skills
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen
  • Blood borne Pathogens Training
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & Health Care Providers

Prerequisites

  • 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  • Possession of a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate or equivalent from another organization.
  • Successful completion of the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor course.
  • Successful completion of the Pre-course Session.
  • Obtain course materials before starting the first classroom session of the instructor course.

 


Water Safety with Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT)                                
To train instructor candidates to teach water safety, including the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses, six levels of Learn-to-Swim, three levels of Preschool Aquatics and two levels of Parent and Child Aquatics. Course Length: 35 hours

Prerequisites

  • ƒ  Be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course
  • ƒ Successfully complete the precourse session.
    Course Number Course Name Course Date
    (2016-2017)
    Schedule YMCA
    Member Fee
    Program
    Member Fee
    12 Water Safety Instructor Dec. 26, 27, 28 & 29 9:00am-5:00pm $300 $350
    24 Water Safety Instructor April 10, 11, 12 & 13 9:00am-5:00pm $300 $350

     


CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers              
The purpose  of the  American Red Cross CPR/AED  for  Professional Rescuers and Health  Care Providers program is to train professional-level rescuers to  respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. Course Length: 6 hours

Prerequisites - None
 

Course Number Course Name Course Date
(2016-2017)
Schedule YMCA
Member Fee
Program Member Fee
15 CPR for the professional
with First Aid
January 16 10:00am-6:00pm $75 $100
18 CPR for the professional
with First Aid
February 20 10:00am-6:00pm $75 $100
27 CPR for the professional
with First Aid
At Monroe YMCA
April 30 1:30pm-8:30pm $75 $100

 


First Aid                                                                                                        
This program teaches skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Course length: 3 hours

Prerequisites - None


Babysitting Course                                                                           
To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic childcare and basic first aid. Course length: 6 hours

Prerequisites - None. Recommended age 11–15 years.
 


CPR & Lifeguarding Recertification’s

  • You must be currently certified
  • Your certification must be Red Cross

Bring your current certification to class with you.

Course Number Course Name

Course Date
(2016-2017)

Schedule

YMCA
Member Fee

Program
Member Fee
9 CPR Recertification Dec. 17 9:00am-1:00pm $50 $75
10 Lifeguard Recertification Dec. 17 9:00am-5:00pm $100 $125
13 CPR Recertification Jan. 10 6:00pm-10:00pm $50 $75
14 Lifeguard Recertification Jan. 10 & 11 6:00pm-10:00pm $100 $125
16 CPR Recertification Feb. 4 9:00am-1:00pm $50 $75
17 Lifeguard Recertification Feb. 4 9:00am-5:00pm $100 $125
19 CPR Recertification March 19 9:00am-1:00pm $50 $75
20 Lifeguard Recertification March 19 9:00am-5:00pm $100 $125
21 CPR Recertification April 8 9:00am-1:00pm $50 $75
22 Lifeguard Recertification April 8 9:00am-5:00pm $100 $125
25 CPR Recertification April 16 9:00am-1:00pm $50 $75
26 Lifeguard Recertification April 16 9:00am-5:00pm $100 $125
28 CPR Recertification
at Monroe YMCA
April 30 1:30pm-5:30pm $50 $75
30 CPR Recertification May 9 6:00pm-10:00pm $50 $75
31 Lifeguard Recertification May 9 & 10 6:00pm-10:00pm $100 $125
32 CPR Recertification May 20 9:00am-1:00pm $50 $75
33 Lifeguard Recertification May 20 9:00am-5:00pm $100 $125
35
CPR Recertification
June 3
9:00am-1:00pm
$50
$75
36
Lifeguard Recertification
June 3
9:00am-5:00pm
$100
$125
39
CPR Recertification
June 17
9:00am-1:00pm
$50
$75
40
Lifeguard Recertification 
June 17
9:00am-5:00pm
$100
$125
41
CPR Recertification
June 25
9:00am-1:00pm
$50
$75
42
Lifeguard Recertification
June 25
9:00am-5:00pm
$100
$125

 


For more information on any of these classes contact Danielle McAvinue at (E) dmcavinue@middletownymca.org or (P) 845 956 1549.

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