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 2017-2018 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
      3 Lifeguard Training  Oct. 17, 18, 19, 20 &
      Oct. 21
      5:00pm-10:00pm
      10:00am-6:00pm
      $325 $375
      9 Lifeguard Training Dec. 26, 27, 28 & 29 10:00am-6:00pm $325 $375
      17 Lifeguard Training March 26, 27, 28 & 28 10:00am-6:00pm $325 $375

      23

      Waterfront Lifeguarding
      (Must be a current
      Red Cross Lifeguard)

      May 6

      10:00am-1:00pm

      $100

      $125

      29 Lifeguard Training May 20 &
      May 21, 22, 23 & 24
      10:00am-6:00pm
      5:00pm-10:00pm
      $325 $375
      33 Lifeguard Training June, 5, 6, 7 8 &
      June 9
      5:00pm-10:00pm
      10:00am-6:00pm
      $325 $375
      35
      Waterfront Lifeguarding
      (Must be a current
      Red Cross Lifeguard)
      June 10
      10:00am-1:00pm
      $100
      $150

       


Lifeguarding Recertification’s

  • You must be currently certified
  • Your certification must be Red Cross
  • CPR & AED are included in this class

Bring your current certification to class with you.

Course Number Course Name

Course Date
(2017-2018)

Schedule

YMCA
Member Fee

Program
Member Fee
1 Lifeguard Recertification Oct 9 10:00am-6:00pm $150 $200
5 Lifeguard Recertification Nov 1 & 2 6:00pm-10:00pm $150 $200
7 Lifeguard Recertification Dec 17 10:00am-6:00pm $150 $200
11 Lifeguard Recertification Jan 9 & 10 6:00pm-10:00pm $150 $200
13 Lifeguard Recertification Feb 4 10:00am-6:00pm $150 $200
15 Lifeguard Recertification March 10 10:00am-6:00pm $150 $200
19 Lifeguard Recertification April 8 10:00am-6:00pm $150 $200
21 Lifeguard Recertification April 14 10:00am-6:00pm $150 $200
25 Lifeguard Recertification May 8 & 9 6:00pm-10:00pm $150 $200
27 Lifeguard Recertification  May 19 10:00am-6:00pm $150 $200
31 Lifeguard Recertification June 3 10:00am-6:00pm $150 $200
37 Lifeguard Recertification June 16 10:00am-6:00pm $150 $200
39 Lifeguard Recertification June 23 10:00am-6:00pm $150 $200
Click Here for the 2017-2018 Course Registration Form.
 

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

  • Be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course
  • Successfully complete the precourse session.

Please call the Aquaticss Department for availability. 
 


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
4 CPR for the Professional with First Aid Oct 9 10:00am-6:00pm $125 $175
36 CPR for the Professional with First Aid @ SOUTH ORANGE FAMILY YMCA Oct 23 & 24 5:00pm-10:00pm $125 $175
38 Basic Level CPR @ SOUTH ORANGE FAMILY YMCA Nov 4 1:30pm-5:30pm $75 $100
40 CPR for the Professional with First Aid @ SOUTH ORANGE FAMILY YMCA Nov 18 1:30pm-8:30pm $125 $175
44 CPR for the Professional with First Aid @ SOUTH ORANGE FAMILY YMCA Dec 5 & 6 5:00pm-10:00pm $125 $175
12 CPR for the Professional with First Aid Jan 15 10:00am-6:00pm $125 $175
16 CPR for the Professional with First Aid Feb 19 10:00am-6:00pm $125 $175
48 CPR for the Professional with First Aid@ SOUTH ORANGE FAMILY YMCA April 28 1:30pm-8:30pm $125 $175
30 CPR for the Professional with First Aid June 21 & 22 6:00pm-10:00pm $125 $175
Click Here for the 2017-2018 Course Registration Form.

 


CPR Recertification

  • You must be currently certified
  • Your certification must be Red Cross
  • CPR & AED are included in this class

Bring your current certification to class with you.

 
Course Number Course Name Course Date
(2016-2017)
Schedule YMCA
Member Fee
Program Member Fee
2 CPR Recertification Oct 9 10:00am-2:00pm $100 $125
6 CPR Recertification Nov 1 6:00pm-10:00pm $100 $125
42 CPR Recertification
@ SOUTH ORANGE FAMILY YMCA
Nov 19 1:30pm-5:30pm $100 $125
8 CPR Recertification Dec 17 10:00am-2:00pm $100 $125
10 CPR Recertification Jan 9 6:00pm-10:00pm $100 $125
14 CPR Recertification Feb 4 10:00am-2:00pm $100 $125
18 CPR Recertification March 10 10:00am-2:00pm $100 $125
20 CPR Recertification April 8 10:00am-2:00pm $100 $125
22 CPR Recertification April 14 10:00am-2:00pm $100 $125
50 CPR Recertification
@ SOUTH ORANGE FAMILY YMCA
April 29 1:30pm-5:30pm $100 $125
24 CPR Recertification May 8 6:00pm-10:00pm $100 $125
26 CPR Recertification May 19 10:00am-2:00pm $100 $125
28 CPR Recertification June 3 10:00am-2:00pm $100 $125
32 CPR Recertification June 16 10:00am-2:00pm $100 $125
34 CPR Recertification June 23 10:00am-2:00pm $100 $125
Click Here for the 2017-2018 Course Registration Form.

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.
 


 


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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