YMCA Lifeguard V6 Certification Course

YMCA Lifeguard V6 Certification Course

Prior to registration for this course, interested participants must pass the physical skills test (see Lifeguard Prerequisite Swim Test) to ensure  physical competency.

The YMCA Lifeguard V6 Certification Course through the YMCA of the USA is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool, lake, river, surf, and waterpark environments.

Participants will also be certified in American Safety & Health Institute’s (ASHI) courses:
Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen.

Participants must be at least 16 years of age by the end of the course to earn certification.

Lifeguard Certification

Eastside Family Y
6/24/24 - 6/28/24
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The Lifeguard Prerequisite Swim Test must be taken and successfully completed prior to registration for the YMCA Lifeguard V6 Certification Course.

This comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to lifeguard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and by taking action to help those in danger when necessary.  The course covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, open water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool maintenance basics, and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard.

Pre-class assignments include completion of the Lifeguard V6 elearning through the YMCA of the USA (estimated time to complete is 3 hours) and elearning lessons for Basic Life Support, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen through the American Safety & Health Institute (estimated time to complete is 5 hours).  All elearning assignments must be completed prior to the start of the YMCA Lifeguard V6 Certification Course.

Participants must be at least 16 years of age by the end of the course to earn certification.

All course dates must be attended.  Make up classes are not available.

Course dates and times:

Monday, June 24 9:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday, June 25 9:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, June 27 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday, June 28 9:00am-5:00pm

Paying the course fee does not guarantee certification. All course requirements must be successfully completed.

**No cost for YMCA of Greater Erie Employees**


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
Open Registration 6/7/24 6/20/24 Online / Front Desk $ 185.00$ 185.00$ 225.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/24/24 - 06/28/24
9am-5pm - Mo,Tu,Th,Fr
9 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
06/21/2024

Lifeguard Prerequisite Swim

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6/7/24 - 6/20/24
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The Lifeguard Prerequisite Swim Test must be taken and successfully completed prior to registration for the YMCA Lifeguard V6 Certification Course or for employment with the YMCA of Greater Erie.

The purpose of the Prerequisite Swim Test is to determine participants have the strength and endurance needed for employment or to participate in the YMCA Lifeguard V6 Certification Course.

The Prerequisite Swim Test consists of 3 phases.  Each phase must be successfully completed to advance to the next phase.
Phase 1:  Tread water 2 minute (legs only), swim 100 yards front crawl
Phase 2:  Swim 50 yards of the following strokes: front crawl with head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, inverted breaststroke kick with hands on the chest, preform a feet first surface dive and swim under water 5 yards
Phase 3:  Sprint 20 yards, perform an arm-over-arm surface dive to obtain an object from the bottom of the pool, tread water holding the object for 1 minute (legs only), return object to the bottom, climb out of the pool and immediately begin 100 compressions on a manikin, stand and listen to directions from the instructor.

Contact Malcolm Goodwine to schedule a prerequisite swim test. [email protected] or 814-899-9622 x3244


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
Open Registration 6/7/24 6/19/24 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/07/24 - 06/20/24
Contact Malcolm Goodwine for an alternate time
Register  
06/17/24
Mo - 4:00 pm - 1 hr
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06/19/24
We - 4:00 pm - 1 hr
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