Lifeguard Training Course

Lifeguard Training Course

This course instructs participants in both lifeguarding and CPR for the professional rescuer. Successful completion will gain the participant certification by the American Red Cross, with the exception of the Junior Lifeguarding course.

Baxter Close Certification Course

Baxter Close YMCA
5/31/24 - 10/13/24
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Lifeguarding with CPR, AED, First aid for the Professional Rescuer with Administering Emergency Oxygen

Interested in becoming a Lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross Lifeguard Course!

*If seeking employment, please reach out to Aquatics Director, Kyle Kirby prior to registering at [email protected]

Classes are blended, the online portion is required to be completed before attending the in-person portion. All in-person days are required to complete the course.

Pre-requisites for all courses: 300-yard swim by front crawl or breaststroke and 2-minute treading water test.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/25/21 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 250.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/31/24 - 06/02/24
Fri - 5-9, Sat + Sun: 9am-5:30pm - Su,Fr,Sa
Registration
Closed on
05/28/2024
06/17/24 - 06/20/24
Mon-Friday: 5-9pm - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr
Register  
Closes
06/14/2024
10/11/24 - 10/13/24
Fri - 5-9, Sat + Sun: 9am-5:30pm - Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
10/08/2024

Charlott Avenue-Certification Course

Charlotte Avenue YMCA
6/7/24 - 10/6/24
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This is a 3 day course. Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 9am-6pm.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2/19/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 250.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/07/24 - 06/09/24
Session is Full
08/16/24 - 08/18/24
Register  
Closes
08/12/2024
09/20/24 - 09/22/24
Register  
Closes
09/16/2024
10/04/24 - 10/06/24
Register  
Closes
09/30/2024

CSD-Certification Class

CSD Community YMCA
6/3/24 - 12/15/24
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Interested in becoming a Lifeguard at the CSD Community YMCA? Take this American Red Cross Lifeguard Course!

*If seeking employment, please reach out to Aquatics Director, Katie Wright prior to registering at [email protected]!

This is a blended course.  An online portion is required to be completed before attending the in-person portion.  All in-person days are required to complete the course.  Online portion is emailed out two weeks before the in-person portion.  Contact Katie Wright if you would like the online portion sooner.

Pre-requisites: 15 years of age by the completion of the in-person portion, 300-yard swim by front crawl or breaststroke, 2-minute treading water test, and timed 10-pound brick carry test.

Weekend In-person class times | Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, and Sunday 9am-6pm

Weekday In-person class times | Monday – Friday, 8am-1pm

Spring Break Week (April 1-5) In-person class time | Tuesday 9a-6p, Wednesday 9am-6pm, and Thursday 9am-1pm

 

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/1/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 250.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/03/24 - 06/07/24
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 8:00 am - 5 hrs
Registration
Closed on
05/28/2024
07/08/24 - 07/12/24
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 8:00 am - 5 hrs
Register  
Closes
07/01/2024
08/02/24 - 08/04/24
Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
07/26/2024
09/20/24 - 09/22/24
Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
09/13/2024
10/18/24 - 10/20/24
Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
10/11/2024
11/01/24 - 11/03/24
Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
10/25/2024
12/13/24 - 12/15/24
Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
12/06/2024

CSD-Recertification Class

CSD Community YMCA
6/3/24 - 12/15/24
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This is a blended course.  An online portion is required to be completed before attending the in-person portion.  All in-person days are required to complete the course.  Online portion is emailed out two weeks before the in-person portion.  Contact Katie Wright at [email protected] if you would like the online portion sooner.

Pre-requisites: 15 years of age by the completion of the in-person portion, 300-yard swim by front crawl or breaststroke, 2-minute treading water test, and timed 10-pound brick carry test.

Weekend In-person class times | Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, and Sunday 9am-6pm

Weekday In-person class times | Monday – Friday, 8am-12pm

Spring Break Week (April 1-5) In-person class time | Tuesday 9a-6p, Wednesday 9am-6pm, and Thursday 9am-1pm

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/1/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 100.00$ 125.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/03/24 - 06/07/24
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr
Registration
Closed on
05/27/2024
07/08/24 - 07/12/24
Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr
Register  
Closes
07/01/2024
08/02/24 - 08/04/24
Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
07/26/2024
09/20/24 - 09/22/24
Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
09/13/2024
10/18/24 - 10/20/24
Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
10/11/2024
11/01/24 - 11/03/24
Su,Fr,Sa
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Closes
10/25/2024
12/13/24 - 12/15/24
Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
12/06/2024

Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex

Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex
5/31/24 - 10/27/24
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Interested in becoming a Lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross Lifeguard Course!

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification instructors will train and certify participants in American Red Cross Lifeguard programs. The course will include CPR/First Aid/AED/O2. Certifications can be used to work at YMCA pools as well as other aquatic facilities. We will give each participant a Lifeguard fanny pack that includes a pocket mask, whistle, and gloves. Register at any Upper Palmetto YMCA location or on our website ymca.org.

All classes are blended, the online portion is required to be completed before attending the in-person portion. Both in-person days are required to complete the course.

Items needed: swimsuit, towel, and goggles. Contact Aquatics Director Harry Truesdale for any questions at [email protected]

Weekend In-person class times | Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, and Sunday 9am-6pm

Summer Class: Friday 9am-1pm, Saturday 9-5, and Sunday 9-5pm

Spring Break class times: Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-1pm


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/1/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 225.00$ 275.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
05/31/24 - 06/02/24
Su,Fr,Sa - 4:00 pm
Registration
Closed on
05/24/2024
10/27/24
Su,Fr,Sa - 4:00 pm
Register  
Closes
10/20/2024

Indian Land Certification Course (Shallow Water Lifeguard)

Indian Land YMCA
7/12/24 - 11/10/24
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This course is a SHALLOW WATER Lifeguarding course, up to 5 feet)

Certification type: American Red Cross Shallow Water Lifeguarding with CPR/AED/FIRST AID for professional rescuers with Administering Emergency Oxygen.

Interested in becoming a Lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross Lifeguard Course!

*If seeking employment, please reach out to Aquatics Director, Liz Lamson prior to registering at [email protected]!

All classes are blended, the online portion is required to be completed before attending the in-person portion. Both in-person days are required to complete the course.

Pre-requisites: 100-yard swim by front crawl or breaststroke and 2-minute treading water test.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
12/15/21 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 250.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
07/12/24 - 07/14/24
Fri - 5-9, Sat + Sun: 9am-5:30pm - Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
07/09/2024
09/13/24 - 09/15/24
Fri - 5-9, Sat + Sun: 9am-5:30pm - Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
09/10/2024
11/08/24 - 11/10/24
Fri - 5-9, Sat + Sun: 9am-5:30pm - Su,Fr,Sa
Register  
Closes
11/05/2024

 

Angie Smith

Angie Smith, is a gifted writer, encourager and loving mother of four. Together with her husband, former NFL player Steve Smith, they established The Steve Smith Family Foundation, which is dedicated to providing hope and inspiration to those in need while advancing causes  close to the family’s heart – Promoting family health & wellness as well as the awareness and prevention of domestic violence.

In 2022, The Steve Smith Foundation and Mecklenburg County partnered to create Charlotte’s first behavioral health urgent care, a 24/7, 365 urgent care facility dedicated to mental health and substance abuse needs.

Angie’s commitment to her family, transparency and unselfishness, by putting other’s needs before her own, is an inspiration to all of us!

Alan Tyson

Alan Tyson is the President Architech Sports and Physical Therapy. He was the former Vice President of Sports Performance and Rehabilitation for OrthoCarolina. He is a physical therapist board certified as a sports clinical specialist, a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked with the Charlotte Knights (AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) and continues to serve as a consultant to the team. Alan is also a consultant with the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Eagles.

Alan has spoken regionally and nationally on various training topics including the foot and ankle, spine care, hip and knee rehabilitation, and he has developed two continuing education courses on the shoulder. He has written 3 books and developed specific training programs for the female athlete, the baseball pitcher, and for football players preparing for the NFL combines. Alan is also an associate editor of the National Strength and Conditioning Journal. He co-hosted a weekly radio show “Health Headlines” on 1110AM WBT with Stacey Sims and Dr. Russ Greenfield for 3 years.

Antoinette Johnson

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Beyond her culinary triumphs, Antoinette is a firm believer in the power of evolution and perseverance. She stands as a shining example of how one can constantly evolve, change, and grow on their journey to success. Antoinette’s story is one of resilience and determination, inspiring others to follow their passions despite any challenges they may encounter.

Now, with a cookbook deal and cash grand prize, Antoinette is forging ahead on her culinary adventure, driven by the desire to prove herself and inspire her daughter.