YMCA of AUSTIN, MN

(507) 433-1804

Education & Leadership

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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:
December 28, 29, 30 (Must register by Dec 21)
March 16, 17, 18 (Must register by Mar 11)
Time:
8:00am-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:
December 28 (Must register by Dec 21)
March 18 (Must register by Mar 11)
Time: 8:00am 

Register online or at the Y Front Desk.

$75 Member | $100 Non-Member

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CPR LIFEGUARD CHALLENGE

Age: 16 years +
Date:
December 28 (Must register by Dec 21)
March 18 (Must register by Mar 11)
Time: 9:00am

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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TEEN & TUTORING CENTER

Our Teen Center has a lounge for teens in grades 6th-12th to hang out with their friends, play video games and relax.  The Teen Center also features a tutoring room complete with an onsite tutor and computers to help facilitate homework for youth of all ages.  The Teen &Tutoring Center is only open during supervised hours.  You can obtain a copy of our Teen & Tutoring Schedule at the Y Front Desk or online.

Supervised Hours

Grades: 6th-12th
Days: Monday-Thursday
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm

If you have any questions about our Teen & Tutoring Center, contact Membership Services Director Scott Simmons at 507.433.1804 or ssimmons@ymca-austin.org.

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