This course is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in pools and aquatic environments. This comprehensive course is through the American Red Cross with Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications included. There are no makeup classes and participants must attend all scheduled classes. Prior to class registration, participants must register and pass the mandatory pre-test, which includes a 300-yard swim, a two-minute tread, and a timed brick retrieval from the deep end of the pool.

LIFEGUARD 2-YR. CERTIFICATION CLASS

Camp Zehnder Class Fee:  $375
Freehold & Old Bridge Class Fee:   $300 Member  |   $350 Non-Member
Red Bank Class Fee:  $350 Member | $365 Program Partcipant | $375 Non-Member

Blending Learning Format Course: The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Blended Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills 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 services (EMS) personnel take over. The blended learning option combines online learning with in-person skill sessions conducted by a Red Cross-certified instructor.

Mandatory Prerequisites:
Must be at least 15 years old by the last day of the course

• Successful completion of skills pre-test:

o 300-yard continuous swim (freestyle and/or breaststroke)
o Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes
o Swim approx. 20 yards, surface dive to depth of 7-12 feet, retrieve 10lb object, kick on back carrying the object approx. 20 yards, exit the pool without the ladder in under 1 minute and 40 seconds

Certifications Earned [valid for 2 years]:
• Lifeguarding
• CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
• Standard First Aid

Camp Zehnder Y

Mandatory Pre-test: April 22 from 7:00-8:00pm

Fee: $10

Class Dates:
April 25 from 1:00-6:00pm
May 2 from 1:00-6:00pm
May 9 from 1:00-6:00pm
May 16 from 1:00-6:00pm

Freehold Family Y

Old Bridge Family Y

Class 1:  Mar. 21, 12-8pm, Mar. 22, 8am-4pm, Mar. 28, 12-6pm
Class 2: Apr. 4, 12-8pm, Apr. 5, 8am-4pm, Apr. 11, 12-6pm
Class 3: Apr. 6, 9am-4pm, Apr. 7, 9am-1:30pm, Apr. 8, 9am-1:30pm, Apr. 9, 9am-1:30pm

Red Bank Family Y

Mandatory pre-test | April 10 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Registration fee is $10

Class Dates
April 19 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
April 26 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
May 3 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Mandatory pre-test | May 27 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Registration fee is $10

Class Dates
May 30 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
May 31 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

LIFEGUARD RE-CERTIFICATION CLASS

Class Fee:   

Camp Zehnder YMCA: $165
Freehold and Old Bridge Family YMCAs:  $150 for members  |  $175 for non-members
Red Bank Family YMCA:  $145 for members | $155 for program participants | $165 for non-members

Next Class:

  • Old Bridge Family Y, March 29, 8am-6pm
  • Freehold Family Y, March 29, 10am-6pm
  • Old Bridge Family Y, April 12, 8am-6pm
  • Camp Zehnder Y, April 25, 1-7pm
  • Camp Zehnder Y, May 9, 1-7pm
  • Red Bank Family Y, May 17, 9am – 3pm

Mandatory Prerequisites:

  • Must show proof of current Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • Must be at least 15 years old by the last day of the course
  • Successful completion of skills pre-test:
    • 300-yard continuous swim (freestyle and/or breaststroke)
    • Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes
    • Swim approx. 20 yards, surface dive to depth of 7-12 feet, retrieve 10lb object, kick on back carrying the object approx. 20 yards, exit the pool without the ladder in under 1 minute and 40 seconds

Certifications Earned [valid for 2 years]:

  • Lifeguarding
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Standard First Aid