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CPR, First aid, Lifeguard classes

AMERICAN RED CROSS TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

Build confidence, save a life! Become a certified Lifeguard and become a part of the team!

The YMCA Cape Cod is committed to making our Cape coastal communities safer and better. We offer a wide variety of classes including: CPR, First Aid, AED, Lifeguard Training and Babysitter’s Training.

Train to become an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard or Instructor, or learn how to respond to emergencies by becoming CPR/AED and First Aid certified. The skills learned in American Red Cross certification training courses could save a life. Courses include hands-on skill sessions and scenarios, videos, group projects and discussions, and eLearning programs where noted.

  • Lifeguarding and Waterfront Lifeguarding Certification and Recertification Training Courses

  • Lifeguarding Instructor and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification and Recertification Training Courses

  • Babysitter Certification Training Courses

  • CPR/AED & First Aid Certification Training Courses

LOOKING FOR AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES?

We offer both traditional certification courses as well as Blended Learning web-based/in-classroom style courses. Blended Learning combines online learning with in-person skills sessions conducted by a Red Cross certified instructor. The blended learning online sessions offer students a variety of elements to learn program content including videos, lesson narration and special interactive features. This allows for individualized, self-paced learning. Once the online session has been successfully completed, students practice skills and are assessed by the instructor during the in-person skills sessions.

UPCOMING LIFEGUARDING CLASSES 

DECEMBER 12/27 – 12/29  – Class full

FEBRUARY 2/21 2/23 – enroll here

APRIL  4/18 – 4/20 – enroll here

To reserve a spot in our Lifeguard Courses,
please email [email protected] or give us a call at 508-362-6500.

LIFEGUARDING COURSE

2-year certification includes CPR/AED and First Aid

The course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Pre-requisites: minimum 15 years old by the conclusion of the course; photo ID; complete assigned eLearning program by first class; complete pre-requisite skill evaluation prior to first class: 300-yard swim using freestyle and breaststroke; 20-yard swim, submerge to retrieve a 10lb object, return swim on back while holding the object in under 1 minute and 40 seconds; 2 minutes treading water without using hands.
$350 Member / $400 Non-member

  • Participants in the Lifeguard Training course will be provided with all equipment including access to an electronic version of the textbook and an adult and pedi-pocket masks to keep.
  • Participants in the Lifeguard Training Review course must provide their own adult and pedi- pocket masks. 
  • Upon successful class completion, includes a 2-year certification CPR/AED and First Aid

Eligibility

  • Participants must be 15 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards without goggles. Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
  • Attend all class sessions.

$350 Member / $400 Non-member

LIFEGUARDING REVIEW (RE-CERTIFICATION) COURSE

2-year certification includes CPR/AED and First Aid

The course re-certifies current Red Cross Lifeguarding certificates. Pre-requisites: minimum 15 years old; photo ID; current Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate; pocket mask; complete assigned eLearning program by class date; complete pre-requisite skill evaluation prior to class: 300-yard swim using freestyle and breaststroke; 20-yard swim, submerge to retrieve a 10lb object, return swim on back while holding the object in under 1 minute and 40 seconds; 2 minutes treading water without using hands.
$150 Member / $200 Non-member

WATERFRONT LIFEGUARDING COURSE

2-year certification

The course trains current Lifeguards to guard at waterfront locations such as ponds, beaches and lakes. Pre-requisites: minimum 15 years old; photo ID; current Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate; complete pre-requisite skill evaluation prior to class: 550 yard swim using freestyle and breaststroke; 20 yard swim, submerge to retrieve a 10lb object, return swim on back while holding the object in under 1 minute and 40 seconds; 2 minutes treading water without using hands; retrieve 3 submerged objects, 5 yards apart in 5-7 foot depth.
$120 Member / $160 Non-member

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE

2-year certification

The course trains instructor candidates to develop the knowledge and skills to plan and teach courses in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Programs. Pre-requisites: minimum 16 years old; photo ID; printed Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Manual; Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Manual; complete assigned eLearning program prior to class; successfully demonstrate Red Cross level 4 stroke and skill proficiency at pre-course evaluation session.
$350 Member /$400 Non-member

CPR/AED FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER AND FIRST AID COURSE

2-year certification

The course trains individuals with a duty to respond to breathing, cardiac and first aid emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. Real-life rescue scenarios reinforce decision-making skills. Pre-requisite: 2 assigned eLearning programs due at class.
$120 Member/$160 Non-member

The CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers with First Aid Course trains professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing, cardiac and first aid emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. The course combines eLearning with on-site skills sessions where participants will practice skills and demonstrate competency. Participants must be registered with a personal email and phone number to receive course information and instructions to access the pre-course eLearning program. eLearning program takes approximately 2 ½ hours and must be completed before the class.

BABYSITTER TRAINING 

No expiration

The Y’s babysitter’s training course is an up-to-date and well-rounded youth development program with a medical basis. The course equips teens with the tools needed to stay home alone safely and with confidence.

No expiration

The course teaches participants ages 10-15 how to safely care for infants through school-age children. Participants will learn how to perform tasks such as diapering, preparing simple meals and dressing. The curriculum includes ideas and tools to create a resume, develop leadership skills and build a babysitting business through safe channels. Participants will discuss safe and age-appropriate games to play with children, and learn how to respond to emergencies. Participants will receive a copy of the Red Cross Babysitter’s Handbook for ongoing reference.
$80 Member / $100 Non-member

 

Registration Note: Please register with the participants name and email address. If a participant has an American Red Cross student account already, please be sure to use the corresponding email for that account in registration.

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