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SPRING 2018 – AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATIONS

The purpose of the American Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatics emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Prerequisites
  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final day of the course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
    • Candidates may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete the following events in 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Face may be in or out of the water.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
Certification REQUIREMENTS
  • Valid participant email address and access to online materials.
  • Complete all required online materials prior to class sessions.
  • Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
  • Pass the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Oxygen and Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with minimum grades of 80 percent.

Upon completion of this course participants will receive American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED/Oxygen valid for 2 years.

CERTIFICATION cost

$40* for YMCA members
$50* for non-members
*An additional certification fee of $36 will be charged by the American Red Cross when first accessing online videos.

scheduled 2018 courses

LOHSE FAMILY YMCA
60 West Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ
(Downtown Tucson)
520-623-5200

Rodeo Break Class 
Wednesday, February 21, 6pm – 8pm
Thursday – Sunday, February 22-25, 9am – 6pm

Spring Break 1 Class
Monday – Friday, March 12-16, 2pm – 8pm

April Weekend Class
Friday, April 6, 6pm – 8pm
Saturday, April 7 & 14, 9am – 6pm
Sunday, April 8 & 15, 9am – 6pm

OTT FAMILY YMCA
401 South Prudence Road, Tucson, AZ 85710
(East Tucson )
520-885-2317

February Weekends Class
Friday, February 2, 6pm – 8pm
Saturday, February 3, 9am – 6pm
Sunday, February 11, 9am – 6pm

Spring Break 2 Class
Monday – Friday, March 19-23, 9am – 3pm

May Weekends Class
Friday, May 18, 6pm – 8pm
Saturday, May 19 & 26, 9am – 6pm
Sunday, May 20 & 27, 9am – 6pm

NORTHWEST YMCA
7770 nORTH sHANNON rOAD
tUCSON, az 85741
(520)229-9001

April/May Class
Saturday April 21, 8am – 1pm
Saturdays April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 7am -1pm

 


Locations

Lohse Family YMCA

60 West Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ 85701, United States

Phone: 520-623-5200

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Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center

7770 North Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ 85741, United States

Phone: 520-229-9001

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Ott Family YMCA

401 South Prudence Road, Tucson, AZ 85710, USA

Phone: 520-885-2317

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Lohse Family YMCA

60 West Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ 85701, United States

Phone: 520-623-5200

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Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center

7770 North Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ 85741, United States

Phone: 520-229-9001

Get directions

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Ott Family YMCA

401 South Prudence Road, Tucson, AZ 85710, USA

Phone: 520-885-2317

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