Safety

KEENE FAMILY YMCA SAFETY PROGRAMS

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

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

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

Community CPR

  • 2017 Community CPR Courses:
    • 11/18
    • 12/16
  • 2018 Community CPR Courses coming soon!

First Aid

  • 2017 First Aid Courses:
    • 12/16
  • 2018 First Aid Courses coming soon!

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

December Course:

Friday, December 1st – 6-8:30pm

Saturday, December 2nd – 1:30-5:30pm

Sunday, December 3rd – 8:30am-4:30pm

Saturday, December 9th – 1:30-5:30pm

Sunday, December 10th – 8:30am-4:30pm

Course participants must attend all course dates to be eligible for certification. No substitutions or makeups permitted.

 

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 Courses

December Course:

Saturday, December 9th – 1:30-5:30pm

Sunday, December 10th – 8:30am-4:30pm

January Course:

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 – 1:30-5:30pm

Sunday, January 7th 2018 – 8:30am-4:30pm

Course participants must attend all course dates to be eligible for certification. No substitutions or makeups permitted.

 

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

2018 WSI Courses coming soon!

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

  • 11/19
  • 2018 Safe Sitter Class dates coming soon!

Times: 9am-2:30pm

Program Fee: $65

Questions? Contact Tammi Squires, Safe Sitter Site Coordinator