American Red Cross Lifeguarding Classes
This nationally recognized program teaches participants the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Pre-requisites: Must be at least 15 years old, and able to complete a standard swim test. Fee includes American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification, First Aid, and Professional CPR, American Red Cross Lifeguarding textbook, and CPR mask. Must have at least 6 participants to run the course. Participants must come to all scheduled days in order to get the certification.
To register for a lifeguarding class:
If you are a current member of any branch of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, call 215-628-9950, stop by the Ambler Y Welcome Center, or click HERE for online registration.
The Lifeguard Certification course is open to non-members. If you are not a current member of a branch of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, you must register for the course in person at the Ambler Y (1325 McKean Road, Ambler) or over the phone at 215-628-9950. Online registration is not available.
Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (must attend all four classes)
December 26, 27, 28 & 29 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Prerequisites: Must be at least 15 years old and able to complete a standard swim test. (Swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 3 minutes and dive to 9 feet.) Learn more about this test HERE.
What do I bring to the lifeguarding class?
· Bathing suit (you may want to bring 2 – will we be in and out of the pool a couple times) and towels
· Goggles (they may be only used for the prerequisite swim). If you wear contacts, bring a contact case to store contacts in. You must be able to open your eyes under water.
· Lunch – you will be given 30 minutes for lunch. I suggest bringing a brown bag lunch. Vending machines are available for snacks and drinks.
Red Cross Lifeguard Re-certification (Includes CPR/AED re-cert)
December 28, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. & December 29 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
2015 Lifeguarding Certification and Recertification Dates
2015 Lifeguard Certification and Recertification Dates