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)
March 1, 15, 22 & 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 14-17 (Spring Break), 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 3, 10, 17 & 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
June 23-26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
July 7-10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
July 21-24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
December 27-30, 10 a.m.-6 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.)
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)
March 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
June 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
July 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
July 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
December 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.