CERTIFICATION CLASSES

LIFE GUARD, FIRST AID & CPR/AED

Whether you're looking for basic water safety courses, first aid or to become a certified lifeguard, the Y is the leader in swim safety and training.
Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR/AED certification is valid for two years.

Lifeguard Training | Course
New Class: Lifeguard Blended Learning

We have 3 upcoming lifeguard training courses just added to our schedule!
Classes will take plae at our Downtown Wausau Location:
Woodson YMCA, 707 Third Street, Wausau, WI 54403

Upcoming Classes:

May 13th - 15th
Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The primary purpose of the Lifeguarding program is to train lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR AED and more. Participants receive the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond quickly to aquatic emergencies.

Prerequisites:
  • Must be 15 years of age; ability to swim 300 yards, 100 front crawl with rhythmic breathing, 100 breaststroke and 100 of front crawl and breaststroke
  • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 9 ft., retrieve a 10-lb object, return to surface, swim 20 yards on back with both hands on the brick to the start point and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 min., 40 secs.,
  • Treading water for two minutes.
  • All materials included.
  • Certification issued upon successful completion of the course.
  • Course graduates 15 years of age and older are encouraged to apply for Y employment.
  • Class times might be adjusted based on class size and ability.
  • Class Fees: Members $175 | Non-Members $200

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Classes might cancel due to low enrollment.
Refunds will be given for cancelled courses only, not for failing to pass the prerequisite swim test or online portion of course.


Lifeguard Training |  Review Course

  • Review with participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond quickly to aquatic emergencies.
  • Prerequisites: Hold current Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certification to participate.  
  • Need to bring own resuscitation mask and current Lifeguard Training textbook.
  • Class Fees:  Members $78 | Non-Members - Not Currently Offeres
  • Next Class : TBD

 


CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer/Health Care Provider | Course

Instructs individuals with a duty to act the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical personnel arrive to take over. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a person experiencing cardiac arrest. This course meets the needs for CNA, Nursing and Child Care Providers.

Next Class : TBD


CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer/Health Care Provider | Review
To review the material from the CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer/Health Care Provider course with those who have a duty to act (professional rescuers and health care providers). Participants must bring own resuscitation mask and current textbook; current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer & Health Care Provider or equivalent certification. If you need to purchase a resuscitation mask and current textbook, contact Aquatic Director.

​Next Class : TBD

Contact Abby Tesch for questions 
715-845-2177
[email protected]