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 will meet 8:30-10pm  this class 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.

This year we are offering 2 courses  – March, Monday/Wednesday night course (6:30-10pm, 6 days)  Pre-course: Monday, March 6 8:30-10pm; Mondays 3/13, 3/20, 3/27; Wednesdays 3/8, 3/22, 3/29.  April,  Monday/Wednesday night course (6:30-10pm, 6 days)  *Pre-course held on Thursday, March 30; Mondays 4/3, 4/17, 4/24; Wednesdays 4/5, 4/19, 4/26. 

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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   
Registration starts Wednesday, March 1 at 9am

Spring 2017 Red Cross Lifeguard Course Offerings

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; course#1 meets on a Monday/Wednesday night  May 1 & 3 6:30-10pm                      and course #2 meets on Sunday May 14 10am-5pm.  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  
Registration starts Wednesday, March 1 at 9am

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. This class will be held on Saturday in May 6

Fee for this course is: $175 for members and nonmembers.  
Registration starts Monday, March 1 at 9am

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Spring 2017 Red Cross Lifeguard Review and Waterfront Offerings

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.