Certification Classes

We offer courses, reviews and challenges.  Class descriptions and upcoming sessions listed below..

 YOUTH STROKE CLINICS

Small group coaching. Includes work on starts and turns, video recording and analysis. Fee is $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers.

Introductory Swim Team Levels for ages 6-10 years. Monday to Thursday

Introductory Swim Team Levels for ages 9-12 years. Monday to Thursday.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

American Red Cross Certification Purpose: To teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and to prevent drownings and injuries.  Prerequisites: Must be 15 years of age; ability to swim 300 yards (mixture of front crawl and breaststroke with rhythmic breathing); and swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 9 ft., retrieve a 10-lb. object, return to surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Course will include Blood Borne Pathogens Training. No refunds.  All materials included. Certification issued upon successful completion of the course. Fee is $175 for members or $195 for nonmembers.

FALL 2015

Lifeguard Course #2
Nov. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22
Fridays 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 5 pm
Aspirus Branch
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Lifeguard Course #3
December 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30
Saturday – Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wausau Branch

LIFEGUARD REVIEW COURSE

American Red Cross Lifeguard Review Class. Hold current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification to participate. Need to bring own resuscitation mask and current Lifeguard manual. Fee is $45 for YMCA employees, $78 for members and $87 for nonmembers.

Lifeguard Review #1
Oct. 10, 2015
Saturday 8 am – 8 pm
Aspirus Branch
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Lifeguard Review #2
Dec. 12, 2015
Saturday 8 am – 8 pm
Wausau Branch

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR COURSE

American Red Cross Certification Purpose: Train instructor candidates to teach basic-level Lifeguarding, Waterfront Lifeguarding, and Shallow Water Attendant (all including first aid), Lifeguard Management, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Blood borne Pathogens Training and Basic Water Rescue courses. Candidates will also be familiar with GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow and Water Safety Presentations. This course prepares candidates to use course and presentation materials, conduct training sessions and evaluate the progress of candidates in a professional-level course.  No refunds. All materials included.  Certifications issued upon successful completion of course. Prerequisites:  Must be 17 years of age; possess certificate in Fundamentals of Instructor Training (also included in course).

Complete all skills in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and a pre-course written exam.  Prerequisites must be successfully completed to officially enroll in the course.  *Participants will receive 6 instructor certifications and 6 basic level certifications. Course graduates are encouraged to apply for YMCA employment.* Fee is $275 for members and $300 for nonmembers.

LGI Course #1
Sept. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2015
Fridays 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 5 pm
Aspirus Branch
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LGI Course #2
Jan. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17, 2016
Fridays 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 5 pm
Wausau Branch

CPR TRAININGS

Adult, Child & Infant CPR  American Red Cross Purpose: Teach participants the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for breathing and choking emergencies, and perform CPR for victim of cardiac arrest. The course includes textbook and breathing barrier.  Certifications issued upon successful completion of course.  *Challenges are available. Contact Senior Aquatic Director Michael Harbert at 715-841-1859trained

Adult CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider Course   American Red Cross Purpose: Teach participants the role of the professional rescuer in the EMS system, understand how the emergency action principles are used when providing emergency care for a person, recognition and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, and the use of an automated external defibrillator for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The course includes textbook and breathing barrier. Certifications issued upon successful completion of course.  *Challenges are available. Contact Senior Aquatic Director Michael Harbert at 715-841-1859.

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Review Course American Red Cross.  The purpose of the course is to review the material with those who have a duty to act (professional rescuers), the skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies for adult, child and infant. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim of cardiac arrest. Please bring your pocket mask and textbook.  Prerequisites: Participants must bring their own resuscitation mask and textbook, verification of completion of an American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer course or equivalent within the last 2 years.

NEW! Adult and Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/AED Course

The purpose of this course is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

Course #1

Sept. 26, 2015 at Wausau Branch
9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Saturday
(30 minute lunch break)

Course #2

Nov. 10 & 12, 2015 at Wausau Branch
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday