Certification Classes

We offer lifeguard courses, CPR and lifeguard reviews and challenges. Read the descriptions below..

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

IMG_6420American 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 non-members.  Contact Sr. Director of  Aquatics Abby Tesch-Larson at 715-841-1828 for more information.

 FALL -Full course
Lifeguard Course #2
NEW Blended Learning- 7 hours of the course will be
completed online before attending first class session.
Oct. 25 5 pm – 9 pm*
Oct. 26 9 am- 5 pm*
Oct. 27 9 am- 5 pm*
Oct. 28 9 am- 1 pm*
Wausau Branch
*Class times might be adjusted based on class
size and ability.

 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 non-members.  trained


 

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 Sr. Director of  Aquatics Abby Tesch-Larson at 715-841-1828 for more information.

Adult CPR/AED Course American Red Cross Purpose: Teach participants the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for breathing emergencies, perform CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The course includes textbook and breathing barrier.  Certifications issued upon successful completion of course. *Challenges are available. Contact Sr. Director of  Aquatics Abby Tesch-Larson at 715-841-1828 for more information.

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.  Fee is $86 for members or $96 for non-members. Contact Sr. Director of  Aquatics Abby Tesch-Larson at 715-841-1828 for more information.

FALL 2017  Full Courses:

Sat. Nov. 4, 2017
8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. (bring lunch)
Wausau Branch

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider Review Course American Red Cross Purpose: 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. Fee is $45 for members or $65 for non-members. Contact Sr. Director of  Aquatics Abby Tesch-Larson at 715-841-1828 for more information.

FALL 2017  Review Courses:

Sat. Nov. 11, 2017
8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. (bring lunch)
Wausau Branch