Family YMCA of Black Hawk County

Certifications

First Aid | CPR | AED for Professional Rescuers

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person (adult, child or infant) and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. Certification is valid for two years from the certification date. When you sign up for the class, you must pay right away. There will be no refunds if you did not notify the instructor within 24 hours of the class. First Aid/CPR/AED Flyer

Upcoming Dates 2021

August 28th: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

September 11th: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

September 12th: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

Member Rate: $70.00

Non-Member Rate: $75.00

*Program membership is not required to participate in this class.

Registration Options

Register online in-person or over the phone.


Lifeguard Certification

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatics emergencies. This includes land & water rescue skills as well as first aid and CPR.

Upcoming Dates 2021

September 10th-12th

September 10th: 5pm-9pm

September 11th: 8am-8pm

September 12th: 8am-4pm

Prerequisites

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the last scheduled session of the course
  • Must successfully complete the prerequisite skills evaluation on first day of class: 300 yard swim, tread water for 2 minutes (using legs only), retrieve 10 lb brick from six-feet of water or deeper
  • You must be present for ALL the days in order to receive your certification

Cost: $150.00

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*No refunds for inability to successfully complete prerequisite testing.

Lifeguard Re-Certification

Must possess and provide proof of a current lifeguard certification to enroll in re-certification class.

Upcoming Dates

TBD

Cost: $80 for Y Members and $105 for Y Program Member or Non-Members

Prerequisites

  • Current lifeguard certification. If your certification is more than 30 days past the expiration date, you will be required to take the full lifeguard course.
  • Must successfully complete the prerequisite skills evaluation on first day of class: 300 yard swim, tread water for 2 minutes (using legs only), retrieve 10 lb brick from six-feet of water or deeper

*No refunds for inability to successfully complete prerequisite testing.

WSI – Water Safety Instructor

The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses (including Safety Training for Swim Coaches*) and Water Safety Presentations.

Upcoming Dates

TBD

Cost: $100 for Y Members and $125 for Y Program Member or Non-Members

Prerequisites

  • Be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the Instructor Course
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:

1. Swim the following strokes consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4:

  • Front Crawl – 25 yards
  • Back Crawl – 25 yards
  • Breaststroke – 25 yards
  • Elementary Backstroke – 25 yards
  • Sidestroke – 25 yards
  • Butterfly – 15 yards

2. Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)

3. Tread water for 1 minute

Certification Request:

Do you have a group of people who are looking to take a class but don’t see a date that it is offered? Look no father! Contact Simone Sohk, the AQ Director to see if you can set up a class at the YMCA or at your facility / place of business. Email: ssohk@blackhawkymca.org

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