Certifications & Trainings

We are proud to host numerous YUSA/YMCA, American Red Cross, and other organization's certifications and courses throughout the year.

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Babysitting Basics

Ages: 11-15 years

Participants will learn the necessary skills needed to care for infants through school-age children. The course will focus on injury prevention, basic child care, decision making, creative play, interviewing, and problem solving.

Each student will receive a Babysitter’s Training Handbook. Participants must attend the entire training and upon successful completion, will receive a printable certificate that they can share with potential employers. Participants should bring a packed lunch.


CPR/AED & First Aid Certifications

Ages: 15 years+

Learn how to perform CPR and administer First Aid to adults, children, and infants with confidence. This course will equip you with the skills you need to save lives, protect family and friends, and feel confident if an accident occurs. 

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be certified in American Red Cross CPR/AED and/or First Aid. All certifications last for 2 years.

Employee discount available - see supervisor for details.


Lifeguard Certification

Ages: 15 years+

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive their certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, & CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

A skills test must be successfully completed on the first day of the course for the participant to continue with the certification. Pre-test skills include:

  • Swim 300 yds
  • Tread water for 2 minutes
  • Swim 15 yds, dive down to retrieve a 10 lb. brick & swim back to the wall in 1 min, 40 sec. 

Lifeguard Instructor Course

Ages: 18 years+

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course provides training for becoming a certified Lifeguard Instructor and CPR for the Professional Rescuer Instructor.

Candidates must have prior experience as an American Red Cross Lifeguard or equivalent program (certifications must be up to date).

Registration Information: There is additional online coursework that is required prior to your first class. Please contact Nick Sasala at nsasala@bcfymca.org to register. 

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