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: April 19, 2019  at 3:00PM or by appointment prior to April 19.

  1. Read the lifeguard manual.
  2. Attend all class days and turn in your homework
  3. Participant must be at least 15 years old by the last class day
  4. Pass the written exams and rescue scenarios on the last day of class

All Class dates must be attended:
April 23  3:00PM-9PM
April 24  3:00PM-9PM
April 25  3:00PM-9PM
April 26  3:00PM-9PM

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, Administration of Emergency Oxygen, Epi Pen and Asthma Inhaler.  All of these certifications are good for two years.  Lifeguards will also be certified in Bloodborne Pathogens which is good for one year.

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.

Upcoming courses:

Session 4B: Try out date: April 29 at 3PM
April 30-May 3  3:00PM-9:15PM  (Tuesday-Friday)