Aquatics and health classes.

LIFEGUARDING (15+ years old)

Ideal for lifeguards working at traditional pools. The course teaches professionalism, patron and facility surveillance, victim recognition, equipment-based rescues, and caring for head, neck and back injuries.

Prerequisites for Lifeguard Class

31.25 hours


Ideal to teach students to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants, use an AED on an adult or child victim of cardiac arrest and use personal protective equipment to stop bloodborne pathogens and other diseases from spreading.


From CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) training to injury prevention courses, bloodborne pathogens training, and community disaster education, you can team up with the most trusted name in health and safety training for nearly a century – the American Red Cross and the YWCA. The YWCA offers Red Cross courses that are complete, flexible programs that help you, your family and your community stay prepared for virtually any life-threatening situation. Build the program that works for you using our modular curriculum.

First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and the Community

One of our most popular courses, it is great for community needs. This course combines lectures, demonstrations, and video with hands-on training and practice. Participants in this course learn to recognize and respond to emergencies including shock, cardiac and breathing emergencies for adults, children and infants, heat and cold emergencies, sudden illnesses, and poisonings. Additionally, participants will learn first aid for everything from cuts and scrapes to muscle, bone, and joint injuries.

CPR – Adult (3.5 hours)

For the person who only needs adult CPR training, this hands-on skills training prepares them to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults. Adult CPR/AED is available in a 4-1/2 hour course with AED training included.

CPR – Child and Infant (4.25 hours)

Designed for those who care for children, either full time or occasionally, this course teaches participants how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in infants and children age 12 and younger. CPR – Infant is available separately as a 3-3/4 hour course that applies to infants up to 12 months; CPR – Child (3-3/4 hours) is available separately and applies to children between the ages of 1 and 12.

AED – Adult and Child

This course teaches individuals currently certified in CPR – Adult and CPR – Child how to safely use an AED to provide care for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.


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Good swimming, good fitness, good friends.

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It’s convenient, has a great atmosphere, and a great selection of programs for the amount of pay.

Thomas Reid

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Everyone I’ve come in contact with at the YWCA is genuinely nice and helpful. They are attentive to my needs and I always feel comfortable at the YWCA.

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Along with the calm and pleasant atmosphere, the YWCA’s fitness programs that are offered have improved my overall health.

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The YWCA is convenient for me and my schedule. They are always consistent in their programs and always hospitable.

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