CERTIFICATION CLASSES

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Course
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Courses
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
CPR/FPR Recertification (for the professional rescuer)
 
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Must be 15+ years old by completion of course

This course prepares you to respond to emergencies in an aquatic environment and trains you in CPR/AED and First Aid. This

certification is nationally recognized and accepted across the country.

Due to regulations enforced by the Nassau County Department of

Health, any lifeguard working in Nassau County is required to pass an additional lifeguard exam. Must take all classes in your session.

Must attend all sessions per course.

Pre-Test Cost: $25 (done on first day, non-refundable)

Upon successful completion of the pre-test, registration balance

is due:  Member Discounted Fee: $375   Class Fee: $400

REGISTER HERE

Fall #1

October 12, 19  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

October 13, 20   11:00 am - 7:00 pm

 

Winter #1

December 26, 27, 30, 31    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Winter #2

February 18, 19, 20, 21       9:00 am - 5:00 pm

American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Course

If you are already a lifeguard, but your certification is about to expire, you only need to take a recertification course.

Must attend both sessions in your session.

Pre-test required (done on first day.)

Pre-Test Cost: $25 (done on first day, non-refundable)

Upon successful completion of the pre-test,

registration balance is due:  $175

REGISTER HERE

Fall #1

October 13, 20       11:00 am - 7:00 pm

 

Winter #1

December 30, 31    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Winter #2

February 20, 21       9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructor Level Courses
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor

If you are an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard and are interested in training others in life-saving techniques, you can become an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor. This course will help you teach skills that may save a life, gain terrific work experience as an aquatics professional and earn money while you help people learn valuable skills. Must attend all sessions.

Call for dates and times.

Cost — Member Discounted Fee: $425   Class Fee: $465

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.

 

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

Must be 16+ years old by completion of course

If you are a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Courses 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. 

Prerequisites:     

- Minimum age: 16     

- Demonstrate swimming skills consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4, by swimming the following strokes:     

•  Front Crawl - 25 yards    •  Sidestroke - 25 yards     

•  Back Crawl - 25 yards     •  Butterfly - 15 yards     

•  Breaststroke - 25 yards    

•  Maintain position on back for 1 min. in deep water (floating or sculling)   

•  Elementary backstroke - 25 yards    •  Tread water for 1 minute

 

Cost — Member Discounted Fee: $425   Class Fee: $465

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.

Training Dates

December 26, 27, 28, 30, 31

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Re-Entry Course

The purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Crossover/Re-Entry course is to recognize the training of previous Water Safety instructors and other qualified swimming instructors, and to allow these individuals to participate in a modified instructor course to become current American Red Cross Water Safety instructors.

Qualifications:

- Former American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors whose certifications have expired for no longer than 2 years are eligible to take this course     

- Current Certified Swimming Instructors from other nationally recognized organizations

6:00-10:00 pm  •  Must attend all sessions

Call for dates and times.

Fee: $200  •  Pre-Test Fee: $35 (non-refundable)

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.

 

CPR/AED For Professional Rescuers & 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 prerequisites.

Cost: $125

Training Dates

Thursday October 17              6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday November 14          6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday December 19          6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday January 16               6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday February 13             6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CPR/AED Recertification (for professional rescuers and healthcare providers)

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 below. 

Cost: $50  

*Call for details and times 

 
 
 

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