American Red Cross Lifeguard Course

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course

This American Red Cross certification course gives participants the skills and knowledge needed to be a responsible and effective lifeguard. This course is a blended learning style class. The participant will need to complete the online portion prior to the first in-person class.

The class offers up-to-date information on how to anticipate and prevent problems, as well as how to take action to help those in danger.

The class covers safety and survival skills every swimmer needs to know. Accident prevention, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, and first aid in aquatic environments.

Participants must be at least 15 years old.

Participants are required to register for and complete the prerequisite swim test before registering for the lifeguarding course. The pre-test consists of:

Part 1:

Jumping into the water and totally submerge, resurface then swim 150 yards using front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both without stopping.

A. Maintain position at the surface of the water for 2 minutes by treading water using only the legs.

B. Swim 50 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination.

Part 2:

Timed swim (no goggles) – swim 20 yards, pick up 10 lb. brick from 7-10 ft of water and return to shallow end on back with legs only and exit the water without using a ladder or steps in less than 1:40.

 

Successful participants will receive American Red Cross certifications in lifeguarding, first-aid, CPR for the professional rescuers and AED.

Lifeguard Certification - Lancaster

Lampeter Strasburg YMCA
8/16/24 - 12/29/24
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This American Red Cross certification course gives participants the skills and knowledge needed to be a responsible and effective lifeguard. This course is a blended learning style class. The participant will need to complete the online portion prior to the first in-person class and attend the entire in-person class to earn their Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate.

Register for the Prerequisite Lifeguard Swim Test to begin your registration process.

  • 1. Without stopping or resting, swim 150 yards(freestyle and breaststroke) then tread with legs only for 2 minutes and complete 50 more yards using freestyle or breaststroke.
  • 2.Timed swim (no goggles) – swim 20 yards, pick up 10 lb brick from 7-10 ft of water and return to shallow end on back with legs only in less than 1:40. This must be completed successfully before you can register for this course.

Candidates will receive an email to schedule their qualifier.

Candidates will receive an email after passing the qualifier from SalesForce (ARC) confirming the registration in the Lifeguarding class and with instructions to access the online work.

Most class will run Friday 5:00-9:00pm, Saturday 8am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm. All class hours must be attended in order to complete the certification.


The class offers up-to-date information on how to anticipate and prevent problems, as well as how to take action to help those in danger.

The class covers safety and survival skills every swimmer needs to know. Accident prevention, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, and first aid in aquatic environments.

Participants must be at least 15 years old.

Successful participants will receive American Red Cross certifications in lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2024 12/28/23 12/31/24 Front Desk $ 250.00$ 290.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
08/16/24 - 08/18/24
Cora - Su,Fr,Sa
$240 - $280 Register at
front desk

Closes
08/09/2024

09/13/24 - 09/15/24
Cora at LS - Su,Fr,Sa
$240 - $280 Register at
front desk

Closes
09/06/2024

10/11/24 - 10/13/24
Su,Fr,Sa
$240 - $280 Register at
front desk

Closes
10/04/2024

Lifeguard Re-Certification - Lancaster

Lampeter Strasburg YMCA
8/3/24 - 12/21/24
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This course requires a current ARC Lifeguarding Certification.

Recertification course is open to participants who currently hold an ARC Lifeguard Certification and need to recertify. Participants must bring in current ARC lifeguard certifications to the beginning of class. This course will require participants to pass a prerequisite test prior to registering for class. Participants must complete the online course work for Lifeguard Certification and attend entire session.

Register for the Prerequisite Lifeguard Swim Test to begin your registration process.

  • 1. Without stopping or resting, swim 150 yards(freestyle and breaststroke) then tread with legs only for 2 minutes and complete 50 more yards using freestyle or breaststroke.
  • 2.Timed swim (no goggles) – swim 20 yards, pick up 10 lb brick from 7-10 ft of water and return to shallow end on back with legs only in less than 1:40. This must be completed successfully before you can register for this course.

Candidates will receive an email to schedule their qualifier.

Candidates will receive an email after passing the qualifier from SalesForce (ARC) confirming the registration in the Lifeguarding Recertification class and with instructions to access the online work.

** A current cellphone number and a unique email address for each participant are required at registration.**


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2024 1/1/24 12/31/24 Front Desk $ 110.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/03/24
Alicia at LS - Sa - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Register at
front desk

Closes
07/27/2024

10/05/24
Alicia at LS - Sa - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Register at
front desk

Closes
09/28/2024

12/21/24
Alicia at LS - Sa - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Register at
front desk

Closes
12/14/2024

Prerequisite Lifeguard Swim Tests - Lancaster

Lampeter Strasburg YMCA
12/28/23 - 12/31/24
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Participants must be at least 15 years old.

Prerequisite test requirements:

  • Swim continuously and without resting 150 yards (freestyle and breaststroke), tread 2 min with legs only, then swim another 50 yards
  • Swim (no goggles) 20 yards, pick up a 10 lb. brick and return to shallow end on back (legs only) in less than 1:40

New Candidates:  Please bring Proof of Age (photo ID -not School, Birth Certificate or Passport)

Recertification Candidates: Please bring your current certificate

Both New and Re-certification Candidates will receive an email to schedule their qualifier.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2024 12/28/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 10.00$ 10.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
12/28/23 - 12/31/24
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