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.

Fee: $150
Register online by Clicking Here

Try Outs

Everyone must try out to determine whether or not they can take the class.

The try-out consists of:

  • A nonstop 300-meter swim (front crawl / freestyle / or breast stroke)
  • Tread water without your hands for 2 minutes
  • 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 Lifeguard course.

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

Upcoming Courses & Try Out Dates

Currently, we have no class dates set yet for 2020, please check back soon. In the meantime, provided below are some upcoming courses in the surrounding area:

  • Jan 10th – Jan 12th, Mechanicsburg, PA. Click here for the course link.
  • Jan 17th – Jan 19th, York, PA. Click here for the course link.
  • Feb 15th – Feb 17th, Frederick, MD. Click for here for the course link.

Steps to Successfully Passing the Course

  1. Read the lifeguard manual.
  2. Finish all online course work.
  3. Attend all class days.
  4. Pass the written exams and rescue scenarios on the last day of class.