YMCA of Greater Bergen County

American Red Cross Certifications

The Greater Bergen County YMCA is an authorized provider for the American Red Cross.

 

Lifeguard Course:

Age Requirement: You must be 15 years old before the last day of the course.

You will be certified in: Lifeguarding, First Aid, Adult, Child and Infant CPR /AED

Swimming Ability:

 You must successfully complete the following prerequisite skills prior to the first day of the course:

1. swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both swimming on the back or side  is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. 

3. Complete a times event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:  ( Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first to a depth of 7 -10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You should not swim  the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. 

BASIC CPR/AED/First Aid Course

Age Requirement: You must be 14 years old by the day of the class.

 

Water Safety Instructor Course

 Age Requirement: You must be 16 years old by the end of the course.

You must successfully complete the following prerequisite skills prior to the first day of the course.

Swimming Ability:

1. 100 yards freestyle and breaststroke

2. 50 yards backstroke and sidestroke

3. 25 yards butterfly

4. Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only.

  

 

UPCOMING DATES:

LGI Review  June 6th and 7th  6pm-10pm  fee $50.00

 

Lifeguarding Blended Learning : June 26th 2pm-7pm, 27th 8am-11:30am, 28th 6am-1pm, 29th 6am-1pm fee $350.00 ( must pass pretest before registering)

 

Lifeguarding review June 28th 2pm-5pm , July 2nd 8am-3pm Fee $100.00 ( must have valid or recently expired lifeguard cert)

 

Lifeguarding Blended Learning  August 2nd , 6th 8am-5pm and 7th 8am-1pm ( must pass pretest before registering)

Lifeguard Instructor Blended Learning  August 2nd ,6th 8am-5pm and 7th 8am-1pm ( must have a valid lifeguard cert to register)

 

For more information or to schedule your pretest please email dabreu@metroymcas.org