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Piedmont Family YMCA

Charlottesville, VA

Lifeguard Classes

Lifeguard Certification Classes | Crozet YMCA

Spring Break April 1-4th 2019

Preventing an accident and saving a life is worth the hours of training and dedication that is essential to becoming a competent lifeguard. Lifeguards have a responsibility to prevent accidents and handle emergencies properly. It is imperative that lifeguards are physically trained, mentally alert, and have the maturity to safely guard all participants in an aquatic area.

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer including AED training. All certifications will be valid for 2 years. Successful completion of this course does not guarantee employment with the Crozet YMCA at anytime as a lifeguard or otherwise. To participate in this class you must be at least 15 years of age by the last day of class. Age must be verified with a copy of a government issued document at the time of registration. To participant you must pass the prerequisite swim test.

Certifications will not be awarded to those who miss class, cannot adequately perform all assigned skills or pass the written tests with an 80% or better. The prerequisite swim test is as follows:

• Swim 300 meters using freestyle and breaststroke, showing rhythmic breathing without resting or stopping.

• Swim 20 yards, surface dive to retrieve a 10 pound object from the bottom of the deep end of the pool, kick 20 yards on your back with the object then climb out of the pool. This is a timed skill and must be completed under 1 minute and 40 seconds.

• Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only.


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