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

12/2/23 - 12/3/23

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 25 yards, surface dive to a depth of 12 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 25 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.

Upon registering for the course, you will be sent the Red Cross portion of the course via the classes teacher.


Dates & Times

Weekend of December 2nd – 8:00am – 2:00pm


Call or email Erika Bopp for availability or additional questions:

610-378-4755 or [email protected]

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
11/10/23 11/30/23 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 250.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
12/02/23 - 12/03/23
10 / 10 Available Register