YMCA of AUSTIN, MN

(507) 433-1804

Lifeguard & CPR Training

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OUR INSTRUCTORS

All YMCA swimming lessons are taught by caring, compassionate professionals who focus on your child’s needs. They are required to attend bi-monthly trainings to make sure they are always updated with the latest teaching strategies and safety guidelines.

All Y instructors are trained and certified in:
-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
-First Aid
-Oxygen Administration

OUR LIFEGUARDS

Our guards are drilled on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to ensure they are always prepared in case of an emergency. Guards are always on duty during swim lessons and open swim hours.

All Y lifeguards are trained and certified in:

-Lifeguarding
-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
-First Aid
-Oxygen Administration


If you have any additional questions or need more information on our Lifeguard and CPR training, contact Aquatics Director Tracey Christiansen at 507.433.1804 or tchristiansen@ymca-austin.org.

YMCA LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Age:
16 years +
Dates:
June 7-10, 2017 (Must register by June 1)
Time:
June 7 6:00-8:30pm
June 8-10 9:00am-5:00pm

This class is a blended learning class. Before beginning the on-site class, registrants must complete a series of online work totaling about 8 hours. The first day of class will also include a swim skill assessment that is detailed below. Additionally, the class includes lecture, hands-on learning activities, in-water technique instruction and an evaluation.

You must pass 3 phases of swimming skills on the first day.
Phase 1 (Tread water for 2 minutes, legs only, swim 100 yards front crawl with face in the water).
Phase 2 (Swim 50 yards of each: front crawl head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, elementary back kick with hands on chest, perform a feet first surface dive to 8-9 feet of water and swim for 15 yards).
Phase 3 (Start in shallow end, sprint for 60 feet, arm over arm surface dive of 8-10 feet. Pick up object from bottom of pool, tread with legs for 1 minute, replace object on bottom. Swim remaining length of pool and hoist self out of pool. And begin 1 minute or 100 compressions and additional instruction from instructor.

Register online or at the Y Front Desk

$175 Member | $200 Non-Member

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YMCA FULL LIFEGUARD CHALLENGE

Age:
16 years +
Date:
June 7 (Must register by June 1)
Time:
6:00pm 

Register online or at the Y Front Desk.

$75 Member | $100 Non-Member

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CPR LIFEGUARD CHALLENGE

Age:
16 years +
Date:
June 1 (Must register by June 1)
Time:
6:00pm

For lifeguards who only need re-certification in CPR. Register online or at the Y Front Desk.

$55 Member | $75 Non-Member

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