LEWISTON — The YWCA Central Maine has several upcoming American Red Cross lifguard and water safety and rescue courses available through its Aquatics School.
All of the courses have a registration fee.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Waterfront, a blended learning class with less time in the classroom and more time in the pool will begin June 18, with a June 10 registration deadlline.
The new format allows participants 15 years and older to become certified lifeguards. Participants will spend 7 to 8 hours working at their own pace online, then demonstrate all skills learned for prevention of injuries and rescue of swimmers, including providing the emergency skills of first aid and CPR/AED. The course will provide additional open water skills useful to those working at beaches or youth camps. Certificate is valid for two years. Training is June 18-21.
American Red Cross Lifeguard also has a blended learning format that allows participants 15 years of age and older to become certified lifeguards. Participants spend 10 to 12 hours working at their own pace online, then demonstrate all skills learned for prevention and rescue of swimmers, including providing the emergency skills of first aid and CPR. Certification is valid for two years. Registration deadline is June 13. The training is June 22-24.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor training teaches certified American Red Cross Lifeguards 17 years of age and older how to teach the Lifeguard Training Course, including CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers/ First Aid. Registration deadline is June 11. Training is June 25-27.
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor training teaches students age 16 years and older to teach the ARC program of swim instruction and Basic Water Rescue. Training is June 11-13.
American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue teaches participants 14 and older non-swimming rescue skills necessary for childcare providers with pools less than four feet deep and less than 16 feet wide where a non-swimming rescue is practical. This is also a great class for parents and grandparents with pools or other open water. This program, consisting of in-class lecture and water skills, teaching students to recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. This American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue is a national certification, valid for three years. Registration deadline is June 7. Training is June 9.
For more information and fees, visit ywcamaine.org, and click on programs and classes, then Aquatics Programs, or call 207-795-4050.