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Please review links below for class information.

For more information contact: Kristen Blum, Kblum@ymcanj.org

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LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASS

Blending Learning Format Course: The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Blended 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 professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. The blended learning option combines online learning with in-person skill sessions conducted by a Red Cross-certified instructor.

Mandatory Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 15 years old by the last day of the course
  • Successful completion of skills pre-test:
    • 300-yard continuous swim (freestyle and/or breaststroke)
    • Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes
    • Swim approx. 20 yards, surface dive to depth of 7-12 feet, retrieve 10lb object, kick on back carrying the object approx. 20 yards, exit the pool without the ladder in under 1 minute and 40 seconds

Certifications Earned [valid for 2 years]:

  • Lifeguarding
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Standard First Aid

Lifeguarding Certification February Class Information

Lifeguarding Certification March Class Information
 

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LIFEGUARD RE-CERTIFICATION CLASS

Mandatory Prerequisites:

  • Must show proof of current Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • Must be at least 15 years old by the last day of the course
  • Successful completion of skills pre-test:
    • 300-yard continuous swim (freestyle and/or breaststroke)
    • Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes
    • Swim approx. 20 yards, surface dive to depth of 7-12 feet, retrieve 10lb object, kick on back carrying the object approx. 20 yards, exit the pool without the ladder in under 1 minute and 40 seconds

Certifications Earned [valid for 2 years]:

  • Lifeguarding
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Standard First Aid

Lifeguard RE-Certification February Class Information

Lifeguard RE-Certification April Class Information