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The Riverdale Y regularly provides courses in CPR, First Aid, AED, Lifeguarding and more. Following strict American Red Cross guidelines, graduation from these courses provides you with full certification.  

Contact Aquatics Director Felicha Bennett fbennett@riverdaley.org for full details.


Upcoming Life-Saving Courses at the Y

Lifeguard Certification Course (15+ yrs)

Purpose

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with 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 emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Prerequisites

1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.

2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

• Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.

• Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, 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 with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

 

 

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer & Health Care Providers

The purpose of this program is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and
infants until more advanced medical personnel take over.
 

Junior Lifeguarding Course (Ages 11-14)

Junior Lifeguarding will introduce participants to the skills needed for entry to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. It focuses on communication and decision-making skills, the basic skills and responsibilities of a lifeguard. This course comprises 12 classes and a 1-hour shadow shift, and has standard prerequisites.

 

Already certified and only need a review?

 

Register for our review courses:

Lifeguard Review
The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting which will optimize a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations. Individuals must have a current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate.

 

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer & Health Care Providers 
The purpose of this program is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over.

 

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Review
The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting which will optimize a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations. Participant must possess a current certificate.

 

 

Space is limited. Register here or call 347-913-4417.

 

 

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