Safety

KEENE FAMILY YMCA SAFETY PROGRAMS

The Y offers a variety of Health & Safety programs throughout the year including:

  • Lifeguard Training
  • CPR Training
  • First Aid Training
  • Babysitter Training- Safe Sitter®
  • Swim Lesson Instructor Training
  • Water Safety Instructor Training

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

Community CPR

  • 1/28
  • 2/18
  • 3/25
  • 4/29
  • 5/27
  • 6/24
  • 7/29
  • 9/23
  • 10/28
  • 11/18
  • 12/16

First Aid

  • 1/28
  • 3/25
  • 5/27
  • 7/29
  • 10/28
  • 12/16

Lifeguard Course – Must Attend All Days

Requirements:

Minimum age: 15
  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Tread water for 2 minutes continuously without using the legs
  • Within 1min 40 seconds be able to perform the following:
    • Starting in the water
    • Swim 20 yards
    • Perform a surface dive to recover a 10lb dive brick from 6′ of water
    • Return to the surface and swim the brick back to the wall
    • Exit water without using the stairs.

Dates:

Lifeguard Course 1

Mon 4/17 6-9pm

Tues 4/18 6-9pm

Wed 4/19 6-9pm

Thurs 4/20 6-9pm

Fri 4/21 6-9pm

Sat 4/22 9am-5pm

Sun 4/23 9am-5pm

Lifeguard Course 2

Fri 5/12 6-9pm

Sat 5/13 2pm-6pm

Sun 5/14 9am-5pm

Sat 5/20 2pm- 6pm

Sun 5/21 9am-5pm

Lifeguard Certification Course Fees: $300 for members and $350 for non-members. Includes a CPR mask and lifeguarding textbook.

Lifeguard Recertification

Is your lifeguard certification about to expire? We will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguarding recertification course this winter.
Details:

This is a recertification course ONLY. Participants will need to bring a copy of their current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification. Participants are expected to provide their own CPR mask.

Dates:

Lifeguard ReCert Course 1

Sat 4/22 9am-5pm

Sun 4/23 9am-5pm

Lifeguard ReCert Course 2

Sat 5/20 2pm- 6pm

Sun 5/21 9am-5pm

Recertification Course Fees: $150 for members and $175 for non-members.

Water Safety Instructor Course

Are you interested in teaching swim lessons? The Keene Family YMCA will be holding an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course this spring.

Requirements:

Instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age and successfully complete a pre-course evaluation session, which includes a demonstration of swimming skills at Learn to Swim Level 4.

Dates:

Water Safety Instructor Course

Friday 4/28 6-9pm

Saturday 4/29 2-6pm

Sunday 4/30 9am-5pm

Friday 5/5 6-9pm

Saturday 5/6 9am-5pm

Sunday 5/7 9am-5pm

Attendance on all course dates is required for certification.

Water Safety Instructor Course Fees: $350 for YMCA members and $400 for non-members.

Questions? Contact Paul Simpson, Aquatics Director, at 603-283-5249


Safe Sitter®

Safe Sitter® Designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use mannequins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue!

Safe Sitter Classes

  • 1/29
  • 3/26
  • 5/28
  • 7/30
  • 9/24
  • 10/29
  • 11/19

Times: 9am-2:30pm

Program Fee: $65

Questions? Contact Tammi Squires, Safe Sitter Site Coordinator