Certification Courses

Certification Courses

The Wilkes-Barre YMCA is pleased to offer American Red Cross and YMCA certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid, and O2 Administration.

American Red Cross Lifeguard

Wilkes-Barre
5/1/21 - 5/23/21
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The American Red Cross Lifeguard course is open to candidates 15 years of age or older. Lifeguard candidates will be required to pass a pre-test involving:

  • 300 yard swim (freestyle or breaststroke)
  • treading water for 2 minutes without the use of hands
  • retrieving a submerged 10 lb brick from the deep end of the pool and swimming with the brick to the shallow end without the use of hands

Sessions will be from 8 am – 8 pm on both days for the weekend listed. Attendance at each scheduled session is mandatory. American Red Cross Lifeguard certifications are valid for 2-years from date of completion and include professional CPR/AED.

A $50 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Remainder of the payment will be due after successful completion of the pretest.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
3/1/20 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 200.00$ 250.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Minimum Deposit
05/01/21 - 05/02/21
Su,Sa - 8:00 am
$ 50.00 Session is Full
05/22/21 - 05/23/21
Su,Sa - 8:00 am
$ 50.00 Session is Full

American Red Cross Lifeguard Renewal

Wilkes-Barre
5/2/21 - 5/23/21
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The American Red Cross Lifeguard Renewal course is open to candidates 15 years of age or older. Lifeguard candidates will be required to pass a pre-test involving:

  • 300 yard swim (freestyle or breaststroke)
  • treading water for 2 minutes without the use of hands
  • retrieving a submerged 10 lb brick from the deep end of the pool and swimming with the brick to the shallow end without the use of hands

Session will be from 8 am – 8 pm on the day listed. Attendance at each scheduled session is mandatory. American Red Cross Lifeguard certifications are valid for 2-years from date of completion and include professional CPR/AED.

A $50 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Remainder of the payment will be due after successful completion of the pretest.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
3/3/20 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 125.00$ 125.00$ 175.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Minimum Deposit
05/02/21
Su - 8:00 am
$ 50.00 Session is Full
05/23/21
Su - 8:00 am
$ 50.00 Register  
Closes
05/22/2021

YMCA Lifeguard Renewal

Wilkes-Barre
4/13/21 - 4/30/21
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The YMCA Lifeguard Renewal course is open to candidates 16 years of age or older. Lifeguard candidates will be required to pass a pre-test involving:

  • 100 yard swim (freestyle)
  • treading water for 2 minutes without the use of hands
  • 3 50 yard swim ( Breast stroke, side stroke and resting stroke)
  • retrieving a submerged diving ring from the deep end of the pool and treading with it

Session will be from 8 am – 8 pm on the day listed. Attendance at each scheduled session is mandatory. YMCA Lifeguard certifications are valid for 2-years from date of completion and include professional CPR/AED.

A $50 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Remainder of the payment will be due after successful completion of the pretest.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
4/13/21 4/19/21 Online / Front Desk $ 125.00$ 125.00$ 175.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Minimum Deposit
04/13/21 - 04/30/21
$ 50.00 Registration
Closed

 

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