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 15 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:

CPR/AED BASIC :

September 9th 2pm-5pm Fee: $115

October 8th 6pm-9pm Fee: $115

December 9th 9am-12pm Fee $115

 

LG Review:

September 23rd 9am-2pm Fee: $125

 

LGI Review:

September 16th 9am-3pm $75

 

Lifeguarding: ( pretest is required)

December 26th, 27th, and 28th Fee: $350 Times: TBD

April 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th Fee: $350 Times: TBD

May 18th, 19th and 20th Fee: $350 Times: TBD

 

Lifeguarding Prep:

Dec 26th, 27th and 28th Fee $200 Times: TBD

 

 WSI: ( pretest is required)

November 6th, 8th, 9th and 12th Times: TBD

June 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Times: 5:30pm-9:30pm

 

For more information or to schedule your pretest please email gb-aquatics@metroymcas.org