Lifeguard Training

Become Lifeguard Certified at the Y through our upcoming American Red Cross Lifeguard Training classes. Certification includes Lifeguarding, CPR/AED/First Aid.

Lifeguard Certification Class
Classes TBD

Please Note: Participants must be at least 15yrs old (or turning 15 during the class). Participants are tested the first day of class and must be able to swim 300 yds in a strong manner continuously, retrieve a 10 lb brick from 10 feet of water and swim 20yds with the brick, and must be able to tread water with no hands for 2 minutes.

Member Fee $375 / Non member $425

Registration is online under Lifeguard Training Classes.

Note: Attendance to all classes will be necessary to ensure certification.

Lifeguard Instructor Class

Next class: TBD
Mon. – Fri. 6:30 – 10:00pm, Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
All Candidates must have teaching experience and their lifeguarding skills need to be outstanding in order to be considered.  All candidates will be screened by the Wilton Aquatics Department and need to follow guidelines per the American Red Cross.  After screening, registration will go through the Aquatics Department, not available online.

Member $425
Non-members $500

Lifeguard Re-certification Class

Sunday, May 21
10:00am – 5:00pm
One day class
Member Fee $125 Non-member fee $175

This is an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Recertification course.  This is offered to all soon-to-be expired Lifeguards.  This course will cover briefly all of the major skills and provide the necessary exams to complete the certification.

Waterfront Lifeguarding Course
Next class: TBD
Members $425 / Non-Members $475.

All participants must be able to Swim 550 yards and tread water for 2 minutes and retrieve a 10lb brick from 10 feet of water.

Lifeguard Waterfront Component
For currently certified lifeguards who work at lakes, ponds, beaches.
Waterfront Lifeguard Component

Waterfront Addendum: For already Lifeguard certified
Next class: TBD
$125 for members, $175 for non-members.

All Participants must be lifeguard certified.  This class with teach the skills necessary to be certified to lifeguard at any non-surf waterfront facility.

All participants need to be fit and able to swim 550 yards easily and be able to drag a 120lbs.

Waterfront Lifeguarding Recertification
Upcoming dates: TBD
Members: $75
Non-Members: $125
This is an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Recertification course.  This is offered to all soon-to-be expired Lifeguards.  This course will cover briefly all of the major skills and provide the necessary exams to complete the certification.  Also covered in this course are the skills for Waterfront Lifeguarding.

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course
Students must be 16 years of age or older and successfully complete a skill test of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke plus a written test to determine knowledge of community water safety skills.

Next class: TBD

$350 for members, $425 for non-members.

This is an American Red Cross Instructor Course.  An online component will likely be required ahead of the first class.  All participants will be required to perform all strokes, attend all classes and pass all requirements.   This certification is a requirement for many Aquatic Director positions; both seasonal and full time. Note: Pre-course MUST be successfully completed on the first day of the class in order to continue the Water Safety Course.
No refunds will be offered if failure to complete the Pre-course.

Please Note: Classes must have at least 4 participants to run.

CPR Classes
TBD
$75 includes course materials, booklets and certification. Certification includes:
CPR- Adult, Child & Infant AED

For more information, as well as scheduled dates and times for all the above courses contact the Y Aquatics Staff.

       

Aquatics

 

Questions? Please Contact:

Samantha Lusher
Aquatic Director
762-8384 x211
slusher@riverbrookymca.org

Susan Schroder

Asst. Aquatic Director
762-8384 x210
sschroder@riverbrookymca.org 

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RIVERBROOK REGIONAL YMCA
Wilton Family YMCA Branch
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Phone: 203-762-8384
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