Certification Training

Contact:  Deidra Clark-Towers |  (516) 822-3535, x330  |

                                     Tina Tyznar  |  (516) 822-3535, x350  |

American Red Cross Training Programs

The JCC will be hosting a series of lifeguard training classes. If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard you must pass the pretest which will be given on the first scheduled class: Pre-Test cost $25.

Pre-Test Skills Requirements

Cost: $425 Member  $450 Non-member

LGT February                                                                                     LGT April

Thursday 2/13 7-10 pm                                                              Thursday 4/17  5-10 pm

Saturday 2/15 10-4 pm                                                                Friday 4/18  9-6 pm

Sunday 2/16 1-6 pm                                                                    Saturday 4/19  9-6 pm

Monday 2/17 10-4 pm                                                                  Monday 4/21 9-6 pm 

Tuesday 2/18 10-4 pm

Wednesday 2/19 10-4 pm


LGT June

Saturday 6/7  8-3 pm

Sunday 6/8  12;530 pm

Saturday 6/14  8-3 pm

Sunday 6/15  12-5:30 pm

Saturday 6/21  8-12 pm

Lifeguard Recertification Courses

If you are already a lifeguard but your certification is about to expire then you only need to take a recertification course. You will need to be able to complete the above mentioned pre-test. Cost $200

LG Recertification May                                                         LG Recertification June

Saturday 5/17  9-5 pm                                                           Saturday 6/14  9-5 pm

Sunday 5/18  11-7 pm                                                            Sunday 6/15  11-7 pm

CPR/ AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers

As an EMT, Firefighter, Athletic Trainer or Lifeguard, it is your duty to respond to cardiac or breathing emergencies until more advanced medical personnel can take over. From assessing needs and making decisions to providing care, this program provides the skills you need through discussion; video and hands-on training based on real-life rescue scenarios. This course covers adults, children and infants. There are no prerequesites. Cost $125  Saturday 2/22  9-3 pm

CPR/FPR Recertification Courses

If you have already taken CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer but your certification is about to expire you can take one of the recertification courses listed below. Cost $50.

CPR/AED Recertification April: Sunday 4/13  12-4 pm

CPR/AED Recertification May: Sunday 5/18  12-4 pm

CPR/AED Recertification June: Sunday 6/22  12-4 pm

Water Safety Instruction Courses: If you are a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. This course will help you teach skills that may save a life, gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional, earn money while you help people learn valuable skills. In addition you will learn organizational and presentation skills that will help you in any career and make a difference in people’s lives. Whether you want to splash around with kids and teach them to swim, help children and adults refine their strokes or teach diving safety techniques, you can do it as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.


Minimum age of 16. Fundamentals of Instructor Training Course (FIT). Demonstrate swimming skills consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4, by swimming the following strokes:

Fees: Member: $475  Non-member: $500

Upon registration you will receive a link to register with the American Red Cross where an additional $35 fee will be charged. You must be registered with both the Mid-Island Y JCC and the American Red Cross before you are eligible for the pre-test. 

March/April Thursday & Saturday

Pre-Test 3/6   7-10PM

3/8 6-10PM
3/13 6-10PM
3/15 -12-4PM
3/20 - 6-10PM
3/22 - 12-4PM
3/27 - 6-10PM
3/29 -12-4PM
4/3  - 6-10PM
4/5 - 12-4PM
4/10 - 6-10PM
4/12 - 12-4PM

April/May Thursday & Saturday

Pre-Test - 4/17 - 7-10PM

4/19 - 12-4PM
4/24 - 7-10pm
4/26 - 12-4PM
5/1 - 6-10PM
5/8 - 6-10PM
5/10 - 12-4PM
5/22 - 6-10PM
5/24 - 12-4PM
5/29 - 6-10PM
5/31 - 12-4PM

6/5 - 6-10PM

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