Bloomington-Normal YMCA

Lifeguarding/CPR/First Aid/AED Trainings



Become certified to save a life! We have highly trained and certified teachers through the American Red Cross. Adult and Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/ AED certifications prepare participants to help and respond in an emergency. Certification will last for 2 years.


Classes include all necessary training equipment, manuals, tests, etc.

CPR, AED, First Aid Training Classes ($110):

Oct. 23 & 25, 2017: Mon. & Wed. 6-9pm

Dec. 6 & 8, 2017Wed. &  Fri. 6-9pm

CPR, AED, First Aid Review ($55):

September 12,2017: 6-9pm

November 11, 2017: 9am-12pm


This comprehensive lifeguard training program (for pools only) includes all aspects of the professional lifeguard including first aid and safety and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Successful completion of this course will result in Red Cross certification. Participants must be present for all class times to be eligible for certification.  Books and other materials are included in the fee. The course requires a minimum of 4 participants, if there is low enrollment participants will be notified 24 hours in advance.


  • Minimum age of 15
  • Must be able to swim 300 yards front crawl and breaststroke
  • Swim 20 yards, surface dive 10 feet to retrieve a brick and return
    to the starting position while holding the brick 
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without the use of hands

Click here to download the Lifeguard Training Manual

Lifeguard Review ($120):

December 29, 2017: 9am-9pm; registration closes December 24th.

Lifeguard Instructor ($350):

Trains instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training. Note: To teach Waterfront Skills, Lifeguarding instructors must possess a basic-level Waterfront Skills certificate. This class is designed for current lifeguards who are interested in teaching lifeguarding! You must be at least 17 years old by the end of the class and have a current lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross.

August 11, 5 - 8:30 pm

August 12, 9 - 4:30 pm

August 18, 5 - 8:30 pm

August 20. 10 - 4:30 pm

Lifeguard Instructor Review Course ($75)- additional $35 for basic recertification:

No dates at this time.

Water Safety Instructor ($375):

No dates at this time.

Basic Water Rescue ($80):

No dates at this time.

Safety training for Swim Coaches Review ($60):

September 13, 2017:  6-9pm; registration closes September 9th.


Contact: Amanda Green,  

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