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Lifeguard Course


How to become an American Red Cross lifeguard:

  1. Pass the lifeguard try outs.
    1. How to pass the lifeguard try outs:
      1. Swim 300 meters (non stop front crawl/freestyle or breaststroke)
      2. Tread water without your hands for 2 minutes
      3. 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.
  2. Read the lifeguard manual.
  3. Attend all class days and turn in your homework
  4. Pass the written exams and rescue scenarios on the last day of class

Fee: $99 to the YWCA; plus $35 to be paid online to the American Red Cross
Lifeguard course dates & Times:   February 12, 13, 15, 20, 22, 23  3:00PM to 5:00PM &
February 16 & 19  11:00AM to 5:00PM

Try Outs: February 8 at 5:00PM.

American Red Cross Lifeguards are certified in First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Administration of Emergency Oxygen.  All of these certifications are good for two years.
Pay online: https://payments.ywcagettysburg.org/