Wayne YMCA

Safety Courses


Water Safety Instructor Certification

This course trains Water Safety Instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participant's progress.

Class pre-requisites:  Must demonstrate before the first day of class.
1. Be at least 16 years old
2. Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills (on first day of class):  front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke - 25 years
3. Butterfly - 15 yards
4. Back float for 1 minute (floating or sculling)
5. Tread water for 1 minute

Facility Family Member: $350   Facility Member: $375  Program/Community Member: $400

Upcoming 2018 course dates:
March 2 (4:30-9pm), March 3 (12-5pm), March 4 (12-5pm)
March 9 (4:30-9pm), March 10 (12-5pm), March 11 (12-5pm)
April 27 (4-10pm), April 28 (12-6pm)
May 4 (4-10pm), May 5 (12-6pm)

American Red Cross Babysitting

American Red Cross babysitting training and Advanced Child Care courses
can help you gain the skills you need to take care of the kids in your
neighborhood when their parents can't be with them. Created for both
young babysitters and seasoned child care professionals, our best-in-class
training gives you the opportunity to sharpen your skills and become a
safe, reliable babysitter. During your training, you can also choose to earn
your First Aid and CPR/AED certifications (good for two years), which can
help you learn how to provide care during an emergency.
If you have a group of friends and are interested in taking the course
please contact Nicolai Robinson, Aquatics Coordinator at ext. 225.

Facility Member: $55  Program Member:$60   Community Member: $65

Upcoming 2018 course dates:

August 9, 4-10pm
October 15, 4-10pm
December 28, 4-10pm

CPR/AED for The Professional Rescuer

Learn how to recognize and provide care in respiratory and cardiac
emergencies for adults, children and infants, with special emphasis on tworescuer CPR use of the resuscitation mask, bag-valve mask and automated
external defibrillator. If you have a group of friends or co-workers and are
interested in taking the course please contact Nicolai Robinson, Aquatics
Coordinator at ext. 225. Visit our Web site for upcoming dates.

Facility Member: $55  Program/*Community Member:$65

Upcoming 2018 course dates:

June 16, 10am-12:30pm
June 23, 10am-12:30pm
July 14, 10am-12:30pm
August 11, 10am-12:30pm
October 7, 10am-12:30pm
November 10, 10am-12:30pm
December 8, 10am-12:30pm

Waterfront and Lifeguard Training*

Prerequisite: Pass a mandatory swim test on the first day of class.
Upon successful completion, all will be certified with pool and waterfront
lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
Visit WayneYMCA.org for upcoming dates.

Facility Member:$350  Program/*Community Member:$400

June 15 (4:30-9:00pm) June 16 (10:00am-6:00pm) June 17 (10:00am-6:00pm)
June 22 (4:30-9:00pm) June 23 (10:00am-6:00pm) June 24 (10:00am-6:00pm)
July 13 (4:30-9:00pm) July 14 (10:00am-6:00pm) July 15 (10:00am-6:00pm)
Aug 10 (4:30-9:00pm) Aug 11 (10:00am-6:00pm) Aug 12 (10:00am-6:00pm)
Sept 7 (4:30-9:00pm) Sept 8 (10:00am-6:00pm) Sept 9 (8:00am-2:00pm)
Oct 6 (4:30-9:00pm) Oct 7 (10:00am-6:00pm) Oct 8 (10:00am-6:00pm)
Nov 9 (4:30-9:00pm) Nov 10 (10:00am-6:00pm) Nov 11 (10:00am-6:00pm)
Dec 7 (4:30-9:00pm) Dec 8 (10:00am-6:00pm) Dec 9 (10:00am-6:00pm)  

Waterfront and Lifeguard Recertification*

Prerequisite: Pass a mandatory swim test on the first day of class.
For those who have already completed the lifeguard training class and
still current, but their certifications are expiring. This class includes CPR
for the Professional Rescuer/AED, First Aid and Waterfront.
Visit our web site for upcoming dates.

Facility Member:$150  Program/*Community Member:$200

*If you do not pass the Prerequisite testing (above), you will receive a
refund less a 25% processing fee.

July 15 (10am-6pm)
August 12 (10am-6pm)
September 9 (10am-6pm)
October 8 (10am-6pm)
November 11 (10am-6pm)
December 9 (10am-6pm)

*Lifeguard Blended Learning Information:
Participants will receive an online portion of the training which will take
approximately 6 hours to complete before the first day of class. In 3 days
the participant will master the proper techniques in order to be the best
lifeguard possible.

Do you have group of friends/family members that are interested in becoming CPR/AED certified?
Let us know of dates and we can set up a private session for you here at the Wayne YMCA!
Please email Scott, sreiners@metroymcas.org. Groups must consist of 4 or more individuals.