American Red Cross Courses

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.

Click here for the 2017-2018 Course List.

 


 

Lifeguarding

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

 

Prerequisites

  • 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.
Course NumberCourse Name Course Date(2018) ScheduleYMCA Member FeeProgram Member Fee
17Lifeguard TrainingMarch 26, 27, 28 & 2810:00am-6:00pm$325$375
23Waterfront Lifeguarding (Must be a current Red Cross Lifeguard)May 610:00am-1:00pm$100$150
29Lifeguard TrainingMay 20 & May 21, 22, 23 & 2410:00am-6:00pm
5:00pm-10:00pm
$325$375
33Lifeguard TrainingJune, 5, 6, 7 8 & June 95:00pm-10:00pm
10:00am-6:00pm
$325$375
35Waterfront Lifeguarding (Must be a current Red Cross Lifeguard)June 1010:00am-1:00pm$100$150
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Lifeguarding Recertification’s

  • You must be currently certified
  • Your certification must be Red Cross
  • CPR & AED are included in this class

Bring your current certification to class with you.

Course NumberCourse Name Course Date(2018) ScheduleYMCA Member FeeProgram Member Fee
13Lifeguard RecertificationFeb 410:00am-6:00pm$150$200
15Lifeguard RecertificationMarch 1010:00am-6:00pm$150$200
19Lifeguard RecertificationApril 810:00am-6:00pm$150$200
21Lifeguard RecertificationApril 1410:00am-6:00pm$150$200
25Lifeguard RecertificationMay 8 & 96:00pm-10:00pm$150$200
27Lifeguard RecertificationMay 1910:00am-6:00pm$150$200
31Lifeguard RecertificationJune 310:00am-6:00pm$150$200
37Lifeguard RecertificationJune 1610:00am-6:00pm$150$200
39Lifeguard RecertificationJune 2310:00am-6:00pm$150$200
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Lifeguard Instructor

Take your Lifeguard Trainig 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:

  • Lifeguarding
  • Lifeguard Blended Learning
  • Shallow Water Lifeguarding
  • Waterpark Skills
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen
  • Blood borne Pathogens Training
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & Health Care Providers

 

Prerequisites

  • 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.

 


Water Safety with Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT)

Take your Lifeguard Trainig to the next level and become a certified instructor so you can teach others to save lives. Course Length: 24 hours

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

 

Prerequisites

  • Be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course
  • Successfully complete the precourse session.

Please call the Aquaticss Department for availability.

 


CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers

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

 

Prerequisites

None

Course NumberCourse Name Course Date(2018) ScheduleYMCA Member FeeProgram Member Fee
16CPR for the Professional with First AidFeb 1910:00am-6:00pm$125$175
48CPR for the Professional with First Aid
@ SOUTH ORANGE FAMILY YMCA
April 281:30pm-8:30pm$125$175
30CPR for the Professional with First AidJune 21 & 226:00pm-10:00pm$125$175
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CPR Recertification

  • You must be currently certified
  • Your certification must be Red Cross
  • CPR & AED are included in this class

Bring your current certification to class with you.

Course NumberCourse Name Course Date(2018) ScheduleYMCA Member FeeProgram Member Fee
14CPR RecertificationFeb 410:00am-2:00pm$100$125
18CPR RecertificationMarch 1010:00am-2:00pm$100$125
20CPR RecertificationApril 810:00am-2:00pm$100$125
22CPR RecertificationApril 1410:00am-2:00pm$100$125
50CPR Recertification
@ SOUTH ORANGE FAMILY YMCA
April 291:30pm-5:30pm$100$125
24CPR RecertificationMay 86:00pm-10:00pm$100$125
26CPR RecertificationMay 1910:00am-2:00pm$100$125
28CPR RecertificationJune 310:00am-2:00pm$100$125
32CPR RecertificationJune 1610:00am-2:00pm$100$125
34CPR RecertificationJune 2310:00am-2:00pm$100$125
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First Aid

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

 

Prerequisites

None

 


Babysitting Course

To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic childcare and basic first aid. Course length: 6 hours

 

Prerequisites

None – Recommended age 11–15 years.

 


 

For more information on any of these classes contact
Danielle McAvinue
845 956 1549
dmcavinue@middletownymca.org