At the Y were are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 news and information. The CDC and local government leaders have advised our community to practice “social distancing.” The physical contact requirements of the lifeguard program do not allow for participants to maintain the recommended 6ft distance from other participants.
The Y has decided to temporarily suspend Lifeguard training. This includes the following classes:
March 16-18 New Certification
March 18-20 New Certification
March 19-20 Review Certification
March 23, 25, 28, 29 Lifeguard Instructor Certification
March 27-29 New Certification
All participants are eligible for a refund of their registration fees. We will also work with participants on transferring to other course offerings later this spring. For participants that have already completed the online pre-requisites, that completion record is valid for any lifeguard class over the next 3 months. For participants in the review course, you may not lifeguard after your expiration date but you do have a 30 day grace period from Red Cross to take a review class.
Please email all refund requests, registration change requests, and any questions regarding lifeguard training to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reply as promptly as possible.
You must be able to complete the following prerequisites on the first day of class:
1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination.
2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs, candidates will cross their arms.
3. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using only front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with both hands on the object, head at or near the surface and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
Refunds will not be given in the event you are unable to complete the prerequisites, you do not successfully pass the course, or you fail to unregister prior to the first day of the course.