Training Courses

The Meadowlands YMCA is committed to building a healthier and safer community in Bergen County. As a part of our mission, we offer training and re-certification courses in Lifeguarding and First Aid/CPR/AED. These courses are available for both members and non-members. 

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

This course teaches the skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon completion of the course participants will be certified in pool lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Enrollees must pass a mandatory pre-requisite swim test on the first day of class. Enrollees must also be at least 15 years old by the last date of the class.

Winter Course

February 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28

5-10pm

Spring Courses

May 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15

June 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12

Member: $354 | Non-Member: $381

LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION

Open to anyone who has already been certified as a lifeguard and whose certifications are going to expire. This is a shortened version of the original course; a pre-requisite test is administered, videos shown, material reviewed, practical skills, written test.

Spring Courses

May 18 & 20

June 15, 17

5-10pm

Member: $136 | Non-Member: $169

FIRST AID/CPR/AED

This course teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies as well as how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies.

Spring Courses

March 23 & 25

April 13 & 15

6-9pm

Member: $118 | Non-Member: $131

FIRST AID/CPR/AED RECERTIFICATION

Those enrolling in the class must hold a current First Aid/CPR/AED certification that has not yet expired. This is a shortened version of the original course. Videos will be shown, materials reviewed as well as the practical and written tests will be administered.

Spring Courses

March 25

April 16

5-9pm

Member: $71 | Non-Member: $88

Please contact Megan White at mwhite@meadowlandsymca.org for any questions relating to these courses. 

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