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AMERICAN RED CROSS JUNIOR LIFEGUARD: (Ages 11-14)

American Red Cross Junior Lifeguarding is designed to guide youth to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. Participants are not required to master or perfectly execute skills.

Students will learn techniques and build stamina during this program . The Junior Lifeguarding course does not certify participants in first aid, CPR or AED or as a lifeguard.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Before entering Junior Lifeguarding, participants must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Swim front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side
  • Swim breaststroke for 25 yards using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence
  • Complete the Water Competency Sequence
WATER COMPETENCY SEQUENCE: Participants must complete the sequence without stopping:
  • Step into the water from the side and totally submerge.
  • Maintain position for one minute by treading water or floating (or a combination of the two).
  • Rotate one full turn and orient to the exit.
  • Level off and swim on front or back for 25 yards.
  • Exit without using a ladder or steps.

Fee:   $100 Member    $125 Activity Member
 



AMERICAN RED CROSS CPR FOR PROFESSIONAL RESCUERS WITH FIRST AID AND AED TRAINING: 

Would you like to know what to do in a cardiac emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. This class offers hands on training, covering cardiac emergencies with the use of an AED, breathing emergencies, and first aid. To successfully complete this course, you will need to pass a practical and written exam with 80% or better. (For the class to run, there must be a minimum of 4 participants).

Fee:   $100 Member    $125 Activity Member
 



AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING: (Ages 15+): 

Lifeguard training is a great skill to have. In order to successfully pass this course, you will need to pass a practical and written test with 80% of better. Certifications include American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer and AED. 

This class does require passing some prerequisite water skills prior to entry. Prerequisites: Swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: (100 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing, 100 yards breaststroke using correct kick, pull, glide form, 100 yards either front crawl or breaststroke or a combination of the two strokes). Swim 20 yards using front drawl or breaststroke, surface dive to 9ft, retrieve a 10 lb. brick, swim 20 yards to starting point with object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps in 1 minute 40 seconds and 2 minutes tread water without hand. Prescreening will be held the first day of class.  Participants will be refunded the cost of the class if they do not pass the prerequisites. Participants should bring ID to verify age the first day of class. Books are included in the fees. EVERY SESSION MUST BE ATTENDED IN FULL! NO EXCEPTIONS.

Fee:   $175 Member    $200 Activity Member
 
 

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING: BELNDED LEARNING 

This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to be a lifeguard through online training, in-water and classroom skills practice. The online portion of this course is 7 hours in length and MUST be completed prior to the first scheduled meeting date, you will receive information to complete the online eLearnings with your receipt when you sign up. Failure to complete the online portion will prohibit you from continuing in the class. Participants should bring an I.D. to verify age on the first day of class and bring a swimming suit to each scheduled class date. Books are included in the fee. To successfully pass this course, you must pass practical and written exams with a grade of 80% or better. Upon completion of this course, students will receive a 2-year certification that includes American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Completion of the online coursework alone does not certify you as a lifeguard. 

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously using only front crawl and breaststroke, both using correct rhythmic breathing and form.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes, without the use of your hands.
  • Swim 20 yards, surface dive to 9 ft, retrieve a 10 lb. brick, swim brick 20 yards to starting point and exit the water without using a ladder or steps in 1 minute 40 seconds.

Participants will be refunded the cost of the class if they do not pass the pre-requisite swim test
 
UPCOMING COURSE OPTIONS:
Tuesday, March 30- Thursday, April 1, 2021  |  9 a.m.-5 p.m.  |  20th Ave Y
Friday, May 21-Sunday, May 23, 2021  |  Friday 4-9 p.m. AND Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  |  Downtown Y
 



AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING RE-CERTIFICATION: 

A class for individuals needing to re-certify their Lifeguarding. This class is designed for those who feel comfortable demonstrating their skills with minimal review. In order to successfully pass this course you will need to pass a practical and written test with 80% or better. Certification will include: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:
  • Swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes: 100 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing, 100 yards breaststroke using correct kick, pull, glide form, 100 yards either front crawl of breaststroke or a combination of the two strokes.
  • 2 minutes of treading water without hands.
  • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to 9 feet, retrieve a 10 lb. crick, swim 20 yards to starting point with object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps in 1 minute 40 seconds.
Participants should bring current Lifeguard certification to participate in the class.

COURSE OPTIONS:
Tuesday, March 23 & Thursday, March 25, 2021  |  4-8 p.m.  |  Downtown Y
Sunday, May 16  |  9 a.m.-5 p.m.  |  20th Ave Y

Fee:     $100 Member    $125 Activity Member


CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND SIGN UP FOR UPCOMING TRAININGS!
 

 

Dan Braun, Downtown Aquatics Director
Email:danbraun@oshkoshymca.org
Phone:920-236-3380
Lawson Bailey, 20th Ave Aquatics Director
Email:lawsonbailey@oshkoshymca.org
Phone:920-230-8439