Wayne YMCA

Safety Courses at Wayne YMCA

 

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

Please contact the Aquatics Department for upcoming course dates,
973-595-0100 ext. 225.

American Red Cross Babysitting

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. If you have a group of friends and are interested in taking the course please contact Scott Reiners, Aquatics Director at ext. 225.

Ages: 13+

  • Facility Member: $50 
  • Program Member: $55 
  • Community Member: $60

CPR/AED/First Aid for The Professional Rescuer

A skill designed to be used anywhere for any situation that should arise. Participants ages 13+ will be trained and certified for 2 years. If you have a group of friends or co-workers and are interested in taking the course please contact Scott Reiners, Aquatics Directors at ext. 225.

  • Family Facility Member: $50
  • Facility Member: $55
  • Program/*Community Member: $60

2019 Course Dates: January 26, February 16, March 16 or 30, April 13 or 27.

Waterfront and Lifeguard Training*

Prerequisite: Pass a mandatory swim test on the first day of class. This course trains lifeguards 15+ to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Successful completion results in a 2-year certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED.

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

Dates: January 25 - 27, February 15 - 17, March 13 - 17 or 29 - 31,
April 12 - 14 or 26 - 28.

Time: Fridays: 4:30-9:00pm, Saturdays: 10am-6pm, Sundays: 10am-6pm

Waterfront and Lifeguard Re-certification*

Prerequisite: Pass a mandatory swim test on the first day of class. For ages 17+ 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.  Successful completion results in a 2-year certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid and AED,

  • Family Facility Member: $150
  • Facility Member: $175
  • Program/Community Member: $200

Dates: January 27, February 17, March 17 or 31, April 14 or 28.

Time: 10:00am-6:00pm


Please note:  A 75% refund will be issued for failing the prerequisite.

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.