The YMCA of Greenwich is a proud provider of American Red Cross safety and aquatic training. We offer the latest course curriculum in lifeguard training (now offered in a convenient blended learning format), water safety instructor, first aid, CPR/AED (for both the professional rescuer and lay responder), Connecticut childcare, Babysitters training, and more. Our course offerings are open to members and non members year round.

For more information and to register, please contact Betsy Culeman, Director of Aquatics, Interim at bculeman@gwymca.org


October- December 2017

The YMCA of Greenwich is a proud provider of American Red Cross health and safety training.  We offer the latest course curriculums in Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor, First Aid, CPR/AED (for both the Professional Rescuer and lay responder), Connecticut Childcare, Babysitter’s Training,  and more.   Our course offerings are open to members and non members year round.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING –

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.  Participants indicate to the instructor prior to Day 1 of training whether what level of certification they will be pursuing as detailed below:

Lifeguarding/FirstAid/CPR/AED –  prepares individuals to guard at indoor and outdoor POOL facilities only.  Successful participants earn certification that is valid for 2 years.

Lifeguarding/FirstAid/CPR/AED with Waterfront Skills – prepares individuals to guard at indoor and outdoor pools, as well as guard at non-surf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds (lakes, rivers, streams, the non-surf Long Island Sound, ponds, etc).  Successful participants earn certification that is valid for 2 years.  Students will need to bring their own set of mask and fins to complete the waterfront skills training.

BLENDED LEARNING format…. allows participants to complete a portion of the course online and then fulfill course requirements by attending the instructor-led skill and classroom sessions (dates and times listed below).  Participants MUST register at least one week in advance to allow ample time for completing the first online assignment before Day 1 of the training.  After you have registered with the facility, email the Instructor (AngelaReeve@optonline.net) to request access to the online portion of the training course as well as access to the free digital copy of the required Lifeguard Participant Manual.

PREREQUISITES include:  15yrs of age by last scheduled class and must pass PRE-COURSE SWIM SKILLS EVALUATION:

Lifeguard Training (pool environments only) Pre-Course Swim Evaluation:  300 yd continuous swim demonstrating rhythmic breathing;  tread water 2 minutes using only the legs;  complete a timed event within 1 min 40 secs (swim 20 yds, surface dive to depth of 7-10 ft and retrieve 10 lb brick, return to surface and return by swimming 20 yds on back and exit without using ladder).  Goggles may be used for the 300 yd continuous swim, but for no other part of the pre-course or training.

Waterfront Lifeguard Training Pre-Course Swim Evaluation:  550 yd continuous swim demonstrating rhythmic breathing;  tread water 2 minutes using only the legs;  complete a timed event within 1 min 40 secs (swim 20 yds, surface dive to depth of 7-10 ft and retrieve 10 lb brick, return to surface and return by swimming 20 yds on back and exit without using ladder );  underwater skill sequence (swim 5 yards and submerge to retrieve 3 rings placed 5 yds apart in 4-7 ft of water, resurface and continue to swim 5yds more to complete underwater sequence).    Goggles may be used for the 550 yd continuous swim, but for no other part of the pre-course or training.

Fall 2017 Pre-Course Swim Evaluation Dates for Lifeguard Training Courses:   Come in during any of the times listed below for a free swim evaluation (the evaluation takes about 45 mins total).  Those who pass pre-req swim skills requirements will be excused from swimming these skills on Day 1 of training.  Those who do not pass will have the opportunity to practice and re-attempt the pre-course swim evaluation on Day 1 of training.   Failed pre-course on Day 1 of training constitutes cancellation (no refund applies).   However, a student who fails their pre-req swim skills on Day 1 of training may request that their registration fee be applied toward a future course offering ($75 processing fee applies, one time request only).

  • Nov 7 (Tue) – 3:00pm
  • Oct 23 (Mon) – 8:00pm
  • Dec 11 (Mon) – 8:00pm

Please indicate your intention to attend one of the above Pre-Course swim evaluation dates by emailing the instructor at least 24 hours prior (AngelaReeve@optonline.net)  There is no charge to attend a pre-course swim evaluation on the dates listed above.

Refund/Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

  • Transfer requests with more than 7 days notice will be honored as availability permits without penalty.
  • Cancellations within 7 days prior to the start of Day 1 of your course – no refund applies.
  • Transfer requests within 7 days prior to the start of your course, $75 transfer processing fee applies.
  • No refunds for those who do not successfully meet all course completion requirements.
  • Failed pre-requisite skills evaluation on Day 1 of training constitutes cancellation. However, those who do not pass the pre-req skills evaluation on Day 1 of training may request that their registration fee be applied toward a future course offering ($75 processing fee applies).  This forward application of registration fees may be requested only once:

LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSES:

FULL COURSE OFFERINGS (must attend all dates/times within the course offering, note those pursuing Waterfront will stay the full duration on the last day of training, those specific times are noted below):

 

LGT – Full Course A            (pool only)

Nov 3 (Fri) –           3:30pm – 9:30pm

Nov 4 (Sat) –          12:00pm – 6:30pm

Nov 11 (Sat) –       12:00pm – 6:30pm

 

LGT – Full Course B            (select pool only or waterfront)

Nov 24 (Fri)          8:00am – 5:00pm

Nov 25 (Sat)         8:00am – 5:00pm

Nov 26 (Sun)        8:00am – 1:30pm (pool only)

Nov 26 (Sun)        8:00am – 5:00pm (for those pursuing waterfront)

 

LGT – Full Course C            (select pool only or waterfront)

Dec 26 (Tues)       8:00am – 5:00pm

Dec 27 (Wed)      8:00am – 5:00pm

Dec 28 (Thur)      8:00am – 1:30pm (pool only)

Dec 28 (Thur)      8:00am – 5:00pm (for those pursuing waterfront)

 

FULL COURSE Facility Registration Fee = $475 which includes the Red Cross certification fee.  Full Course participants receive a CPR breathing barrier and a digital version of the Lifeguard Participant Manual with hard copies available for use in class.   Waterfront participants must supply their own mask and fins for the waterfront skills module.

REVIEW COURSE OFFERINGS…. Must attend all dates/times listed below.  Participants MUST hold a CURRENT Lifeguarding certification (no more than 30 days expired to the first day of the review course) to be eligible to participate in the REVIEW course.  A copy of current LG cert must be provided at time of registration.  Review participants must also demonstrate their ability to pass the pre-requisite skills evaluation.

LGT – Review Course #1

Nov 24 (Fri)          1:00pm – 5:00pm

Nov 25 (Sat)         9:00am – 4:00pm

Nov 26 (Sun)        8:00am – 1:30pm (pool only)

Nov 26 (Sun)        8:00am – 5:00pm (waterfront participants)

LGT – Review Course #2

Dec 26 (Tues)       1:00pm – 5:00pm

Dec 27 (Wed)      9:00am – 4:00pm

Dec 28 (Thur)      8:00am – 1:30pm (pool only)

Dec 28 (Thur)      8:00am – 5:00pm (waterfront participants)

REVIEW COURSE Facility Registration Fee = $375 which includes the Red Cross certification fee.

Review Course participants bring their own CPR breathing barrier (else a new one can be purchased on Day 1 for $15).  Review participants will receive a digital version of the Lifeguard Manual with hard copies available for use in class.

Waterfront Review Course participants must supply their own mask and fins for the waterfront skills module.

WATERFRONT SKILLS MODULE (only) – this skills module can be added on to any CURRENT Lifeguard/FA/CPR/AED certification.  A copy of current certification must be supplied at time of registration.  Pre-course requirements are the same as those listed for the full course Lifeguarding with Waterfront Skills module (above).

The purpose of the Waterfront Skills Module is to teach currently certified Lifeguards the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in non-surf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds.  This certification is ONLY valid with a current LG certification and expires when the current LG certification expires.

Waterfront Skills Module – Course A:        Nov 26 (Sun)        11:30am  – 5:00pm

Waterfront Skills Module – Course B:        Dec 28 (Thur)      11:30am – 5:00pm

Registration Fee:  $150

Safety Training for Swim Coaches.  (offered in a blended learning format) This course helps to fulfill Coaches Safety Education requirement for USA Swimming with a 2 year certification.  Course offers up-to-date content on safe sport policies, emergency planning and first aid, including: maintaining a comfortable and safe environment for swimmers, preventing accidents and emergencies, responding to ill or injured swimmers in water or on land.  This course includes both an online portion and in-water session (1 – 3 hrs of in-water skills depending on whether you are a new coach or a coach who is recertifying),  unless you hold a current LG/FA/CPR/Pro certification for which the in-water skills session is not required.    Contact us if you would like to learn more or request an in-water skills session.

Babysitter’s Training.  To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants.  This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.  The recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old.   Bring bagged lunch/dinner.

 

BST – Course A:                      Oct 21 (Sat)          10:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Fee:  $ 90

Contact us to request a training session date(s) that work for your youth group and to inquire about group pricing. Scouts please note that this training course satisfies merit badge requirements.

To register for the YMCA’s Red Cross courses, please contact the Front Desk at 1-203-869-1630 x500 or visit the YMCA at 50 East Putnam Ave, Greenwich during regular business hours.  For additional information on course content, or to request a training for your work, school or family and friend groups, please contact Betsy Culeman, Aquatics Director, at BCuleman@gwymca.org