Lifeguarding Course Begins Friday At YMCA

Due to the shortage of certified lifeguards in the Jamestown area the Jamestown Y will be offering a fall lifeguarding class. This class will train and certify students in ARC Waterfront Lifeguarding, CPR-PR, First Aid and AED.

The Y will be offering this class at the downtown branch and the class will run Friday from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as well as Sunday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The final session will be Sunday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. until it is finished. Students must attend all classes. This is the final class before summer.

All participants will need to successfully complete the pre-test to be permitted to take the course. The pre-test includes a 550-yard swim, recovering a brick, collecting submerged rings and treading water. The pre-test will be the first part of class on Friday.

Class size is limited, so preregistration is encouraged. The cost for the class is $235 for YMCA members and $285 for potential members. Class cost covers all supplies and certification fees.

Upon successful completion of this class, students will be certified in American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding r 2017, First Aid, CPR-PR and AED. Students must be at least 15 years of age by the final day of class.

The Jamestown YMCA is currently accepting applications for all shifts for lifeguards. The Y will be hiring staff from this class, employment includes free YMCA membership and after six months of employment students will be reimbursed the full cost of class.

For more information please contact the Jamestown YMCA Aquatics office at 664-2802, ext. 233.