West Cook YMCA


Trainings & Certifications

 

RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING CERTIFICATION

(16+ YEARS)
COST: M $200 / PM $300

Become certified to be an American Red Cross Lifeguard and develop skills and experience that will be valued by colleges and future employers. Upon passing the course, you will receive American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR certifications.

PRETEST

The pretest required to take the course is as follows: ability to swim 300 yards continuously using 100 yards of front crawl, 100 yards of breaststroke and 100 yards of either front crawl or breaststroke; and swim 20 yards front crawl or breaststroke, retrieve a 10-pound object from a depth of 7-10 feet, return it to the surface and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object. If you are unable to complete the pretest you may be issued a refund of 75%.

Registration required for course.

*Please allow time for the paperwork to be processed with the Red Cross.

Class Days: Thursday - Sunday 

Next Class: July 12 - July 15, 2018 (Time to Be Determined) 

 

SCOUTS BADGES

COST: M $5 / PM $10

Do you need a professional aquatics person to look over your skills for your swim tests so you may obtain your troop badge or boating club admission? We can help you in meeting those goals. Flexible days and times available.

 

FIRST AID/CPR/AED

COST: M $50 / PM $100

Learn how you can save someone in need by becoming certified in First Aid, CPR and AED. This class is for those who have never taken CPR or have not been re-certified in 2 years.

Know what to do if someone has stopped breathing, has a sudden illness or how to protect yourself in helping another person.

This class is taught by American Red Cross Instructors, and participants must attend all dates. Dates subject to change.

Registration required for course.

*Please allow time for the paperwork to be processed with the Red Cross.

Next Class: July 16 - 17th  (5 - 8 pm)

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS CHALLENGE

COST: M $35 / PM $50

Recommended for people who are currently trained in Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and/or AED essentials and wish to become re-certified. Must be prepared to take the practical and written test upon arrival. Please allow time for the paperwork to be processed with the Red Cross.

 

For More Information Contact:

Rebecca Robinson, Associate Director of Aquatics

708.434.0218

rrobinson@westcookymca.org