The American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course is designed to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. Upon completion, participants will be certified in Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR for the Lifeguard/AED.
Classes are held at the Fond du Lac Family YMCA on Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. The cost of this program is $150 for Y members; and $180 for community participants. Online registration is available at www.fdlymca.org.
The minimum age for enrolling in the course is 15, and participants must be able to swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing using front crawl or breaststroke. Participants also must be able to tread water for two minutes using only their legs, swim 20 yards, surface dive to retrieve a 10 pound object, swim 20 yards on their back and exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
The Y is a cause-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities through programs that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For more information about the Fond du Lac Family YMCA and the variety of programs offered, stop in at 90 W. Second St. in Fond du Lac; call 921-3330; or visit online at www.fdlymca.org