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Lifeguard Training

Aquatics | Lifeguard Training Swim School Middies Swim Team


The YWCA offers the Red Cross Training Classes for Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructors and CPR/AED. Courses are typically offered Fall through Spring. Contact the Aquatics Department at (914) 949-6227 x152  for current class offerings, or check our link here.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Training (LGT)

Certification includes LGT/First Aid/CPR/AED. Only candidates who successfully complete the swim test, which includes a 300yd swim, 2 minutes tread and timed brick retrievals, will qualify for the class. A non-refundable pre-test fee holds your class spot. Participants must be 15 years of age by the end of the class. Class fee includes materials. There must be 4 or more participants to run the class.

Lifeguard Challenge

Lifeguard challenge is testing only, no instruction. In order to pass, your skills must be up to standard before the challenge. There must be 4 or more participants to run the class.

Water Safety Instructor

Learn to teach swimming and water safety. Pre-test includes demonstration of Level 4 skills while swimming 25 yards front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke, and 15 yards butterfly. Class fee includes materials.

CPR/AED Training & Review Courses

Bring your own pocket mask and LGT book for review, OR, if requested in advance, we can provide mask and book for an additional fee. Participants must show their current certifications to instructor before the class to re-certify. Certificates cannot be expired more than 6 months.

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