American Red Cross Courses at the Middlesex Y

Learn to save a life! 

The Middlesex YMCA Aquatics Department has several certified American Red Cross Instructors and we routinely offer courses for staff, members, and non-members from the community. Certain topics have several different levels of certification, so be sure to chose the correct one. All courses follow American Red Cross standards.

If you are interested in more information about a course listed below, please contact Brye Lewis 

Registration can be done online by clicking on the REGISTER NOW links for each course.

If you are new to the Y, you must create a profile before registering for a class. 

**All classes require a minimum of 3 participants to run as scheduled.**

Red Cross Certification Courses

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION

Provides entry-level 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 EMS personnel take over. All participants must pass the pre-test to participate in the course. 

Prerequisites:
  • Blended learning lifeguard classes - 9.5 online classroom work and 19.5 hours in person training. Online work must be completed prior to in person training.

  • Minimum age 15 years old

  • Swim 300 yards (12 laps) continuously on front

  • Tread water for two minutes using legs only

  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface and swim 20 yards on back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or ladder.

  • Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for two years.

Class options:
Registration Information:
  • Fee: $350

  • In person classes will be held at the Middlesex YMCA, 99 Union Street, Middletown, CT 06457

  • Masks are required at our facility.

LIFEGUARD RE-CERTIFICATION COURSE

This abbreviated lifeguarding course briefly reviews course information and allows practice of skills and knowledge before testing. Current certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certification for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for two years. Choose your day below.

  • April 11, Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM REGISTER NOW

  • May 16, Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM REGISTER NOW

  • June 6, Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM REGISTER NOW

  • Fee: $125 for Middlesex Y Full Members; $150 for Middlesex Y Program Members; $175 for Nonmembers

  • Masks are required at our facility except when in the pool or showering. ​

CPR AND FIRST AID CERTIFICATION

OR RE-CERTIFICATION

Please note: If any class or program is canceled by the YMCA, a full refund of paid program fees, will be made from the YMCA. Other membership, program, joiner’s and drafting fee are nonrefundable.

Our Commitment to Inclusion:

 

The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—they guide everything we do.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - Friday 5:15am - 7:00pm

Saturday - 7am -1pm

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ADDRESS

99 Union Street 

Middletown, CT 06457

860-347-6907

FAX: 860-343-6254

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