Youth Education & Leadership

Red Cross Lifeguard Courses

Red Cross Lifeguard Course

This course includes First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard certifications. Participants will have to pass a written and practical exam for each certification. The pre-course is the first class which is administered to determine that participants have the ability and stamina to participate in the course. Anyone not passing the pre-course will be refunded the course fee minus $25 for the pre-course plus $15 service charge. If any course materials taken will be charged accordingly. All course materials are included. Participants need to bring the following items to class: Bathing suit, towel, notebook, pen/pencil, bag lunch/snack and beverage; 100% attendance is mandatory, participants must attend all classes.

Special December Lifeguard Course for free with a six month commitment to work at the New Canaan YMCA! For details, click here.
 

All courses are set; no interchanging courses. Participants must attend all classes 100% attendance.  

Fee for this course is: $425 for New Canaan YMCA members / $475 for Non-Members   
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Lifeguard Review Course (re-certification course for current lifeguards)

This course is for those individuals that are already certified as a lifeguard and need to re-certify all three certifications: First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard certifications. This year 2 lifeguard re-cert courses are offered both in May;

All courses are set; no interchanging courses. Participants must attend all classes 100% attendance.  

Fee for this course is: $225 for New Canaan YMCA Members
                                          $275 for Non-Members  
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Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Module

This course is offered to current certified lifeguards seeking additional Red Cross Waterfront certification for outdoor waterfronts, beaches, lakes or ponds.

Fee for this course is: $175 for members and nonmembers.  
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Cancellation of any of the courses list above must be done 2 weeks prior to the start of the course to receive a full refund minus a $15 service charge.

For additional information or to learn about upcoming courses, contact Josephine Rojas at jrojas@newcanaanymca.org or 203-966-4528, ext. 169.