ARE YOU WHISTLE READY?
Being prepared for an emergency is the most effective way to reduce the risk of injury and possibly death.
The Valparaiso Family YMCA offers certified health and safety courses designed to respond to emergencies, including American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification & Recertification courses, a CPR & AED certification course, and a First Aid course.
Our lifeguarding certification courses include CPR/AED and First Aid. In order to participate in our Recertification Courses, participants must hold a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. Blended learning, e-learning, and a swimming pretest will be required for all certification courses.
OUR CERTIFICATION COURSES
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD COURSE Ages 15+ | $175M/$225CP
This lifeguard certification includes CPR/AED and First Aid. Class teaches the basics for lifeguarding only and is a highly accepted lifeguard certification nationwide.
Upcoming Certification Dates:
- Tuesday, February 25th - Friday, February 28th 5:00-8:00pm + Saturday, February 29th 8:00am-4:00pm
- Tuesday, March 24th - March 27th 8:00am - 4:00pm
Pre-test is required to enroll. Contact Sarah Kelly, Aquatics Coordinator at 219-462-4185 x353 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION Ages 15+ | $100M/$150CP
This course re-certifies Red Cross lifeguards. Participants must hold a current Red Cross Lifeguard certification.
CPR PRO - RESCUERS & HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Designed for individuals with a duty to respond to emergencies. This program combines discussions with video and hands-on training. Real-life rescue scenarios reinforce decision-making skills. Course covers how to respond to emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over.
Learn how to respond to cardiac & breathing emergencies in adults, children and infants including the use of the automated external defibrillator (AED).
First Aid Certification
This course will teach you every day first aid skills (not including CPR), which are invaluable when accidents happen around the home, school, work and when you are out and about.
Certified? Now What?
Join our family as a certified life guard!