Learn lifeguarding skills, how to perform CPR, how to use an AED, and necessary first-aid skills
Ever wanted to learn the skills to save a life? With our YMCA and American Red Cross lifeguard certification courses you can do just that. Participants will learn life-guarding skills, how to perform CPR on an adult, child and infant, how to use an AED, and necessary first-aid skills.
Perks of Certification
Earn your money back! Students in the lifeguard, lifeguard re-certification, pool operator, and lifeguard instructor classes can earn back the cost of their class by working for the Y. In order to be eligible for a refund of the course cost, students must do all of the following:
- Successfully complete the class and earn certification.
- Submit their application within 2 months of class completion.
- Become employed by the Frederick Y Aquatics Department.
- Remain continuously employed in good standing for at least 6 months.
- Submit a refund request in writing to the Aquatics Department.
Ages 15 and older. In this course, students learn about the duties and responsibilities of being a lifeguard. Students also learn how to use rescue equipment, rescue a distressed swimmer, rescue an active drowning victim, rescue a passive drowning victim, and manage a suspected head injury victim. This course requires strenuous activity. People with a medical condition or disability should discuss it with staff at their local American Red Cross Chapter or at the YMCA before beginning this course.
Prior to enrollment in the course, participants must successfully complete the pre-course skills assessment.