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.
Lifeguarding Certification & Re-Certification
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. A swim pre-test is required to enroll: Contact Samantha Howes, Aquatics Director at 219-462-4185 x247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next lifeguard certification class dates have been set! Must be able to attend all dates.
- February 23 5pm-8pm
- February 24 5pm-8pm
- February 25 5pm-8pm
- February 26 5pm-8pm
- February 27 8am-4pm
Register: Front Desk after pre-swim test*.
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 FOR THE LAY PERSON | $60M / $80CP
The Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age – adults (12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED valid for two years. Register online.
CPR FOR PROFESSIONAL RESCUERS & HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS | $80M / $100CP
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. Register: Call 219.462.4185.
CPR/AED FOR PROFESSIONAL RESCUERS-BLENDED LEARNING | $80M / $100CP
This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. 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. Participants will be trained on CPR (one- and two-rescuer), AED, Ventilations (including BVM) and Choking (conscious and unconscious). The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion. Register: Call 219.462.4185.
FIRST AID | $40M / $50CP
The First Aid course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. The course features award-winning simulation learning an interactive experience where you will respond to real-world emergencies. REGISTER: Call 219.462.4185.
Certified? Now What?
Join our family as a certified life guard!