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LIFEGUARD TRAINING &
COMMUNITY FIRST AID

The Y is the areas premiere lifeguard training center, running classes and programs to certify or re-certify lifeguards and lifeguard trainers year-round. Successful course completion involves both written and practical examinations.

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING
BLENDED LEARNING

American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes are for adults or young adults age 15 and over. Blended Learning lifeguard training classes provide 7 hours of online coursework to be completed prior to entering the classroom. This will enable the in-person lifeguard training sessions to be held in a shorter amount of time.

Seven hours of online coursework needs to be completed by the first day of class. You will receive a record verifying your successful completion of the online portion and this should be brought to the first day of class. Other prerequisites for the class include swimming 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing, freestyle or a combination of both, treading water for two minutes without hands, and completing a timed event within 100 seconds to include starting in the water, swimming 20 yards without goggles, completing surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10 pound object and returning to the surface and swimming 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point, with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.  Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.  (Completion of the online coursework alone does not certify you as a lifeguard.)

Classwork:
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LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION / REVIEW

Classes are periodically scheduled for Lifeguard re-certification. A currently valid lifeguarding certificate or a certificate that expired within 30 days of the scheduled class is required when enrolling in this program.

Classwork:
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LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Age 17+ | YMCA of Bucks County is now certified to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training:  Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.

Students will be sent link to online portion of training class after enrollment.

Note: The program is offered in direct partnership with the American Red Cross; no refunds can be issued.

Classwork:
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LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR REVIEW

A review course allows eligible individuals with current certification, or a certification expired by no more than 30 days, to recertify and receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/ CPR/AED without participating in a full course.

The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal class setting. Students will be sent link to online portion of training class after enrollment.

Note: The program is offered in direct partnership with the American Red Cross; no refunds can be issued.

Classwork:
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LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR CROSSOVER/RE-ENTRY

Former American Red Cross lifeguarding instructors whose certifications expired no more than 2 years before the beginning of the Instructor Crossover/Re-Entry Bridge course and current lifeguarding instructors from other organizations (see list below) are eligible to participate in the Lifeguarding Instructor Crossover/Re-Entry Bridge course. Instructors whose authorizations were suspended or withdrawn for any reason are not eligible to participate in the Lifeguarding Instructor Crossover/Re-Entry Bridge course. Attendance and successful completion of a crossover/re-entry bridge course will result in American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor certification

Students will be sent link to online portion of training class after enrollment.

Note: The program is offered in direct partnership with the American Red Cross; no refunds can be issued.

Classwork:
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ADULT & PEDIATRIC FIRST AID / CPR / AED

First Aid, CPR, AED class is a great way for any member of our community (age 15+) to learn how to save a life and react appropriately to emergencies. This course is a blended learning format with some advanced classwork required. Link to advance classwork can be found below.

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Babysitter Training and Pediatric First Aid/CPR

Babysitter Training and Pediatric First Aid/CPR class that provides youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave and learn about basic child care. The course also includes first aid and pediatric CPR. Recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old. 

DOYLESTOWN

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American Red Cross Programs
ARC Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (15 yrs+)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
ARC Babysitter Training & Pediatric First Aid/CPR (11-15 yrs)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
ARC Lifeguard Instructor Crossover/Re-Entry (17 yrs+)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
ARC Lifeguard Instructor Review (17 yrs+)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
ARC Lifeguard Instructor Training (17 yrs+)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
ARC Lifeguard Review (15 yrs+)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
ARC Lifeguard Training Blended Full Course (15 yrs+)

 

Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  

FAIRLESS HILLS

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Lifeguarding/WSI Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (15 yrs +)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  

QUAKERTOWN

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American Red Cross programs
ARC Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (15 yrs+)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
ARC Babysitter Training & Pediatric First Aid/CPR (11-15 yrs)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  
ARC Lifeguard Training Blended Full Course (15 yrs+)
Dates Day(s) Time Member Non-member  

Contact:

Quakertown 

Becky  Musselman
Director of Aquatics

215-536-9622, x126

Doylestown 

Anahita Mir
Associate Director of Aquatics

215.348.8131 x1183