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Y instructors teach certification classes and encourages those who want to make a difference in the community.  Whether you want to be a lifeguard, teach swim lessons or be first-aid ready, we will prepare you for job opportunities and help get you connected.  Our community needs you.  Help make a safer, better us. 

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CPR / First Aid

Come learn life-saving skills and get certified in this American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid class. Certification is valid for two years.  Please note, these courses are NOT designed for lifeguard certification; please visit our lifeguarding page for lifeguarding classes. 

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Lifeguard Certification

Our courses will prepare you and certify you to earn a job as a lifeguard.  This class is a fast-paced and challenging program designed to teach and reinforce the fundamentals of lifeguarding, including surveillance, how to perform rescues, and how to care for someone with injuries. 

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Swim Instructor Certification

This course awards the YMCA of the USA Swim Lesson Instructor Certification.  After successful completion of this course, instructors will be able to identify components of the swim lesson continuum, demonstrate behaviors of an effective instructor, maintain an inclusive environment of learning, while keeping swimmers on task in a positive and safe environment.  Candidates learn the techniques for breaking down cr

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Water Safety Classes

71% of the world is water...children are 100% curious.

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury, it is a necessity.  The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.

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