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The Siouxland YMCA offers American Red Cross lifeguard training that includes online learning, in-person hands-on skill practice and written tests. Certification includes Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED training. Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is valid for two years from the date of completion.

Prerequisites - To be completed before the first day of class:

Minimum age: 15 years old by the first day of class.
Swim 300 yards with freestyle & breaststroke.
Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs.
Timed brick retrieval in 1 minute 40 seconds.
Online Learning: Online course is at your own pace and takes about 7 hours to complete. Course link is emailed out up to 24 hours after registration.

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Contact Isaac Johnson, Aquatics Specialist
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Phone | 402-404-8439