Lifeguarding Training Courses

AMERICAN RED CROSS BASIC LIFEGUARD COURSE - FULL IN-PERSON

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. Successful completion results in a 2 year certification.  This course may be audited for individuals interested in the information, skills and challenge.

By participating in this course, you are agreeing to participate in skills that will require you to work closely with other members of the class. The recommended distancing by the CDC will not always be possible. Instructors will provide additional information to registered participants via email.
 

FEE : $250*
*Financial incentives may be available for prospective employees of the Mesabi YMCA.
REQUIREMENTS
Minimum age of 15 years before the start of class. Swim skills test required at the Pre-Course to ensure participant safety and ability for course material.
REGISTER
Register online HERE, by phone at 749-8020 or in person at the Y.

COURSE DATES : Due to the pandemic, we are only offering blended learning at this time.

Lifeguard Course Fact Sheet

AMERICAN RED CROSS BASIC LIFEGUARD COURSE - BLENDED LEARNING

The same material and certification as the Full In-Person course with a portion of the training done on-line before any in-person skills training.  This format allows the participant to work at home on material, reducing the amount in-person contact time. 

Blended learning course participants will receive a link to the e-learning modules upon successful completion of the pre-course session. Each participant is responsible for completing these modules before the in-person sessions.

By participating in this course, you are agreeing to participate in skills that will require you to work closely with other members of the class. The recommended distancing by the CDC will not always be possible. Instructors will provide additional information to registered participants via email.

FEE : $250*
*Financial incentives may be available for prospective employees of the Mesabi YMCA.
REQUIREMENTS
Minimum age of 15 years before the start of class. Swim skills test required at the Pre-Course to ensure participant safety and ability for course material.
REGISTER
Register online HERE, by phone at 749-8020 or in person at the Y.

COURSE DATES :

  • Pre-Course: Mar 10, 2021 from 5-6:30pm -     In-Person sessions: Mar 20-21 from 9am-7pm
  • Pre-Course: Apr 7, 2021 from 5-6:30pm -        In-Person sessions: Apr 17-18 from 9am - 7pm
  • Pre-Course: May 12, 2021 from 5-6:30pm  -   In-Person sessions: May 22-23 from 9am - 7pm
  • Pre-Course: May 12, 2021 from 5-6:30pm  -   In-Person sessions: May 24-27 from 4:30pm - 9:30 pm
  • Pre-Course: Sep 01, 2021 from 5-6:30pm  -   In-Person sessions: Sep 11-12 from 9am - 7pm

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. 

FEE : $130*
*Financial incentives may be available for prospective employees of the Mesabi YMCA.
REQUIREMENTS
Must hold a current or about-to-expire certification.  If recently expired, contact instructor for options.
REGISTER
Register online HERE, by phone at 749-8020 or in person at the Y.

COURSE DATES :

April 18, 2021 from 8am - 5:30pm

May 23, 2021 from 8am-5:30pm

June 4, 2021 from 8am-5:30pm

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 a current basic lifeguard or waterfront lifeguard certification.
FEE : $100*
*Financial incentives may be available for prospective employees of the Mesabi YMCA.

Waterfront Module Fact Sheet