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 10lb. brick, swim 15 meters on your back with it, and get out of the pool in under 1 minute and 40 seconds.

  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

Try out February 8, 2018 at 5:00PM
Class dates:
February 12 (3:00-5:00PM)
February 13 (3:00-5:00PM)
February 15 (3:00-5:00PM)
February 16 (11:00AM-5:00PM)
February 19 (11:00AM-5:00PM)
February 20 (3:00-5:00PM)
February 22 (3:00-5:00PM)
February 23 (3:00-5:00PM)
Fee: $99 to the YWCA; plus $35 to the American Red Cross

American Red Cross Lifeguards are certified in First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Administration of an Epi Pen, Asthma Inhaler, and Emergency Oxygen.  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.