Lifeguard Course

How to become an American Red Cross lifeguard:
Pass the lifeguard try outs:
A. Swim 300 meters (non stop front crawl/freestyle or breaststroke
B. Tread water without your hands for 2 minutes
C. Dive for a  10 pound brick, swim 15 meters on your back with it, and get out of the pool in under 1 minute and 40 seconds.

If you pass the try out, then you can enter the Lifeguarding course.  This does not guarantee that you will pass the course.
Try out Date: February 15, 2019  at 4:00PM or by appointment prior to Feb. 15th.

  1. Read the lifeguard manual.
  2. Attend all class days and turn in your homework
  3. Pass the written exams and rescue scenarios on the last day of class

All Class dates must be attended:
February 18  3:00PM-9:00PM
February 19  6:30PM-9:00PM
February 20  6:30PM-9:00PM
February 21  3:00PM-9:00PM
February 22  3:00PM-9:00PM

Fee: $150 to the YWCA
Register online: https://payments.ywcagettysburg.org/

American Red Cross Lifeguards are certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.  All of these certifications are good for two years.

Please call the instructor, Cora, at 717-334-9171 ext. 129 or email her at crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org, if you are interested in trying out.

 

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

img_1062This is a Basic First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED blended learning course taught through the American Red Cross.  This course is designed for anyone over the age of 16, who would like to be certified.  This certification is good for two years.

This is a blended learning course.  You will be expected to spend about 2-3 hours online.  The online portion of this course is expected to be completed prior to the skills day scheduled at the YWCA.

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Students are to register for this course by paying the YWCA fee for the skills/teaching portion of this course.  Everyone must pay prior to the class date.  Once this fee is paid, the student must contact the Aquatics Director, Cora Rhoads, via email crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org to have the online course link emailed to them.

Upcoming Blended Learning Class Dates:  Registration is now open for all dates.

Wednesdays 6:00pm- 9:00pm
Session 12: December 5       Register by December 3
Session 01: January 30         Register by January 28
Session 02: February 20       Register by February 18

YWCA Fee: $80   Pay Online