LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATIONWe train individuals to have a working knowledge of an aquatic environment, prevention of hazards in an aquatic area, and potential lifesaving skills. The course also includes certifications in CPR for the Healthcare Provider, Heartsaver First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Emergency Oxygen Administration.
- Candidates MUST be 16 of age before the start of class (NO EXCEPTIONS).
- Candidates must be able to complete: 500 yard swim, 2 minute tread - legs only, surface dive - head and feet first to deepest part of the pool, retrieve a 10 lb. brick from the bottom of the pool, and swim underwater for a minimum of 15 ft.
- 100% attendance is mandatory (NON-NEGOTIABLE). Each class will consist of classroom and pool activities.
- Candidates must be free from physical and mental impairments that would limit them from accomplishing specific tasks. Tasks include visual acuity, various audio ranges, and the ability to lift, unaided, 50 lbs.
UPCOMING BASIC LIFEGUARD CLASS SESSIONS
All lifeguard classes include CPR/AED/First Aid/Oxygen certification. Orientation night is required attendance in order to take the remaining dates of the class.
Session I: March 4-March 12, 2016
Orientation (REQUIRED): Mon, February 29; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Mon/Wed/Fri: March 4, 9, and 11: 4:15 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday: March 5, March 12: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Session II: April 22-April 30, 2016
Orientation (REQUIRED): Mon, April 18; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri: April 22, April 29: 4:30 pm-9:30 pm
Sat/Sun: April 23-24, April 30: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Session III: May 13-May 19, 2016
Orientation (REQUIRED): Mon, May 9; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri/Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: May 13, May 16-19: 4:30 pm-10:00 pm
Session IV: June 8- June 14, 2016
Orientation (REQUIRED): Mon, June 3, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wed/Thurs/Fri/Mon/Tues: June 8-10; June 13-14; 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Rates: Facility Members: $175
Program Members: $225
UPCOMING LIFEGUARD RENEWAL/CROSSOVER CLASS SESSIONS
To be eligible for a Renewal class, you must have a current YMCA Lifeguard Certification. If you have another certification, you will be instructed in the Crossover class material. Renewal/Crossover classes do not have an orientation night. Please bring all current certifications.
March 16, 2016: 10:00 am-4:30 pm
May 21, 2016: 10:00 am-4:30 pm
July 16, 2016: 10:00 am-4:30 pm
November 21, 2016: 10:00 am-4:30 pm
December 28, 2016: 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Rates: Facility Members: $100
Program Members: $200
Please contact the Oldham County Family YMCA at 502.222.9358.