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

  • 2018 Community CPR Courses:
    • 3/24 – 8:30am-12:30pm

First Aid

  • 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

 

Option 1

  • Friday 4/6 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday 4/7 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Sunday 4/8 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday 4/14 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Sunday 4/15 8:30am-4:30pm

Option 2

  • Friday 5/4 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday 5/5 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Sunday 5/6 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday 5/12 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Sunday 5/13 8:30am-4:30pm

Option 3

  • Friday 5/18 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday 5/19 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Sunday 5/20 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Monday 5/21-Thursday 5/24 6:00-9:00pm

 

Please select 1 course section to attend. 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

April ReCert Course

  • 4/14 from 8:30am-4:30pm
  • 4/15 from 8:30am-4:30pm

May ReCert Course 1

  • 5/12 from 8:30am-4:30pm
  • 5/13 from 8:30am-4:30pm

May ReCert Course 2

  • 5/21 from 6-9pm
  • 5/22 from 6-9pm
  • 5/23 from 6-9pm
  • 5/24 from 6-9pm

Please select one course section to attend. 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

  • Monday 4/23-F 4/27 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday 4/28 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Sunday 4/29 8:30am-4:30pm

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

  • April 7th
  • May 12th
  • June 16th

Times: 9am-2:30pm

Program Fee: $65

Questions? Contact Tammi Squires, Safe Sitter Site Coordinator