The Hunterdon County YMCA offers the Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification which includes certifications in First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer with Oxygen and AED and Lifeguarding.  Lifeguard Challenge classes are also offered for those currently certified who wish to be re-certified without taking the class over again. Students must be 15 years old by the end of the last day of class to take this course.

Red Cross Lifeguard Course

Must be 15 years old by end of course and take a swim test the first day of class to qualify. Lifeguard manuals are available online. Upon successful completion, this class provides the certifications required to be legally employed as a lifeguard. Includes certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid, AED and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. In the event a lifeguard candidate does not pass the qualifying swim test on the first day of the course, they will receive a full refund less $25.  Lifeguard pre-test is highly recommended.  Call Aquatic Director (908) 483-4924. to schedule on Tuesday or Thursday evening at 7:00 pm. Not enrolled in the Lifeguard course yet?  Pre-test fee is $25 applicable toward registration for any of our scheduled Red Cross Lifeguard Courses.

Course I – Sat. Oct. 12, Sat. Oct 19 and Sun. Oct. 20

Course II – Sat. Nov. 16, Sun. Nov 17 and Sun. Nov. 24

Course III – Sun. Dec 8 and 15 and Sat. Dec 14

Course IV – Holiday Quick Course: Fri. Dec. 27, Sat. Dec. 28  and Sun. Dec. 29

Course runs 10 am to 8 pm on all dates

Lifeguard Recertification Course

Includes pre-test, skill review and written and practical final test. Bring CPR mask. Re-certifies Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, O2 and AED valid for 2 years.  Please Note:  There is no longer any grace period for expired Lifeguard Certifications.  You must re-certify before expiration or take full Red Cross Lifeguard course in its entirety.

Course I – Sunday Oct. 20

Course II – Sunday Nov. 24

Course III – Sunday December 15

Course runs 9 am to 7:45 pm on all dates

For more information contact Flora Mannino, 908-483-4924 or fmannino@hcymca.org

For all Red Cross Courses: Students must provide a valid email address at registration to allow for communication with the instructor. Course textbooks can be downloaded for free by going to redcross.org and click on “Take A Class”. Click “Learn About Our Programs” on the left. Scroll down and click “Lifeguarding”. Bringing a copy of the book to class is recommended. Upon successful completion of one of our lifeguard classes students will receive the following certifications: 1) American Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid 2) CPR for Lifeguards with AED 3) Administering Emergency Oxygen. All certifications are valid for 2 years.


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