The 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.
LIFEGUARD TRAINING & CPR
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
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.
Lifeguarding at YMCA OF MIDDLETOWN:
Lifeguarding at South Orange Family YMCA:
You must be currently certified by the American Red Cross
CPR & AED are included in this class
Bring your current certification to class with you.
Lifeguarding Recertification at YMCA OF MIDDLETOWN:
Lifeguarding Recertification at South Orange Family YMCA:
Take your Lifeguard Training 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:
Lifeguard Blended Learning
Shallow Water Lifeguarding
Administering Emergency Oxygen
Blood borne Pathogens Training
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & Health Care Providers
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.
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
Be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course
Successfully complete the pre-course session.
Please call the Aquatics Department for availability.
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
CPR at YMCA OF MIDDLETOWN:
CPR at South Orange Family YMCA:
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