AMERICAN RED CROSS BASIC LIFEGUARD COURSE
The Mesabi Family YMCA and American Red Cross Lifeguard Program prepares individuals for a lifeguard position. The purpose of the Lifeguarding Course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical service (EMS) personnel take over. The course includes certification in: Lifeguarding and First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Emergency Oxygen Administration. Participants must attend all scheduled classes and pass both a written and water skills test. This course may be audited for individuals interested in the information, skills and challenge.
*If you take our lifeguard course and become employed with us as a Lifeguard, we will reimburse your course fee after working 300 hours.
Minimum age of 15 years before the start of class. Swim skills test required at the start of class to ensure participant safety and ability for course material.
Register online HERE, by phone at 749-8020 or in person at the Y.
LIFEGUARD REVIEW/RE-CERTIFICATION COURSE
The purpose of the review/re-certification course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting and/or re-certify.
*Must hold current or recently expired certification and attend all course sessions.
WATERFRONT LIFEGUARD MODULE
The purpose of the Waterfront Skills module is to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in non-surf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds.
*Must hold current basic lifeguard or waterfront lifeguard certification