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 recertified 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.

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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.

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.

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 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.

For more information contact Flora Mannino, 908-483-4924 or

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