Lifeguard Course

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

This is a blended learning course. Participants must try out to enter the course. Once they pass the try-out, then they can do the 7 hours of course work online and 20 hours of practical skills on land and in the water. This course provides certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer for 2 years.

We require a minimum of at least 4 participants to be able to run the course. Please register with the front desk or online prior to the tryout date. If a participant is unable to pass the tryout, their registration for the course will be refunded.

Course Fees:

Members: $200, Non-Members: $225, YWCA Staff: $150

Re-Certification Fees:

Members: $125, Non-Members: $150, YWCA Staff: $75

Try-Outs

Everyone must try out to determine whether or not they qualify to take the course. Please register with the front desk prior to the tryout date. If a participant is unable to pass the tryout, their registration for the course will be refunded.

The try-out consists of:

  • A 300-meter swim (front crawl or breaststroke)
  • Treading water without using your hands for 2 minutes
  • Dive to the bottom of the pool for a 10 pound brick, swim 15 meters on your back with the brick, and get out of the pool; all in under 1 minute and 40 seconds

To view a video example of the tryout, please click here.

Once you pass the try out, then you can begin the online course material.

Please contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, at 717-334-9171 ext. 129 or by email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org for more information.

Upcoming Courses & Try Out Dates

Register online by Clicking Here

June

June 22, 24, & 26

  • Monday, June 22, 3:00 pm – 9 pm
  • Wednesday, June 24, 3:00 pm – 9 pm
  • Friday, June 26, 3:00 pm – 9 pm

Tryouts: Friday, June 19 @ 3 pm

Re-Certification Course

June 29 & July 1

  • Monday, June 29, 3:00 pm – 8 pm
  • Wednesday, July 1, 3:00 pm – 8 pm

July

July 6, 8, & 10

  • Monday, July 6, 3:00 pm – 9 pm
  • Wednesday, July 8, 3:00 pm – 9 pm
  • Friday, July 10, 3:00 pm – 9 pm

Tryouts: Friday, July 3rd @ 3 pm

Re-Certification Course

July 13 & July 15

  • Monday, July 13, 3:00 pm – 8 pm
  • Wednesday, July 15, 3:00 pm – 8 pm

August

August 10, 12, & 14

  • Monday, August 10, 3:00 pm – 9 pm
  • Wednesday, August 12, 3:00 pm – 9 pm
  • Friday, August 14, 3:00 pm – 9 pm

Tryouts: Wednesday, August 5th @ 3 pm

Steps to Successfully Passing the Course

  1. Complete the tryout session.
  2. Finish all online course work.
  3. Attend all class sessions.
  4. Pass the rescue scenarios and written exam on the last day of class.

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

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Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

Adult & Pediatric First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED blended learning course taught through the American Red Cross.  This course is for anyone over the age of 16 who would like to get certified.  This certification stays valid for 2 years.

Class Details

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

Fee: $80

Register online by Clicking Here

Must pay prior to the scheduled class date. Once your class fee is paid, students must contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org to have the online course link emailed to them.

Upcoming Blended Learning Class Dates & Times

Register online at least 3 days before the class date to allow time to complete the online course work.

*UPDATE* CPR Courses will resume as normal starting in July!

July

Session 7PR

July 8, 6pm – 9pm

August

Session 8PR

August 5, 6pm – 9pm