Red Cross Certifications

Red Cross Certifications

Red Cross Certifications

At the Y, a cornerstone of our mission is social responsibility; we try to instill it in our community as best we can and encourage to always lend a helping hand, whether that’s something as simple as volunteering or as important as saving a life.  According to the American Heart Association, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of the hospital every year; however, bystander intervention through CPR and AED can drastically improve chances of survival. 

For more than 30 years, we at the Y have been conducting CPR, AED, and Lifeguarding classes and Certifications in collaboration with American Red Cross. Since then, we have certified countless individuals in Berks County and ensured that our community has access to these life-saving procedures and are ready and able to act in the event of an emergency.

Lifeguard Full Certification

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5/15/21 - 5/26/21
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Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.

Dates & Times

Class 1

May 15th 10:00am-6:30pm

May 17th 4pm- 9pm

May 18th 4pm-9pm

Class 2

May 24th 10:00am-6:30pm

May 25th 10:00am-6:30pm

May 26th 10:00am-6:30pm

 

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Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
4/14/21 5/31/21 Front Desk $ 275.00$ 275.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
05/15/21 - 05/18/21
- Session is Full
05/24/21 - 05/26/21
3 / 5 Available Register at
front desk

Lifeguard Recertification

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5/23/21 - 5/23/21
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Provides review and recertification of the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding Recertification course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
4/26/21 5/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 150.00$ 150.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
05/23/21
Su - 10:00 am
8 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
05/30/2021