Want to be a lifeguard?
Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning is the sixth leading cause of unintentional injury death for people of all ages, and the second leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 years.*
These daunting statistics motivate our lifeguarding staff on a daily basis. If you are ready to learn skills that you can take with you for the rest of your life, become a YMCA Lifeguard. Our training courses use techniques endorsed by the American Heart Association, and upon completion, you will be certified in American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR/AED/Oxygen training and American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid, as well as our specified YMCA Lifeguarding course.
*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. [cited 2011 Apr 6]. Available from: http://http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars
Year round lifeguard trainings are available. Sign up for our CPR/AED and First Aid classes to be one step closer to becoming a Lifeguard with the Presidio Community YMCA.
This class will introduce you to life-saving skills and give you a certification card. Please register at the Main Post Front Desk. Full payment is due at registration. You must pay in full no later than 48 hours before the class start date.
The basics of First Aid, including environmental emergencies, are offered to help you know how to respond to a variety of emergencies. Emergency scenarios are a part of the training to assist you in being calm and thinking clearly in any situation. Certification cards are included upon completion of the class. Please register at the Main Post Front Desk. Full payment is due at registration. You must pay in full no later than 48 hours before the class start date.
If you are older than 16 and interested in participating in a certification course, please contact Leon at LHTruong@ymcasf.org.
This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) courses: CPR Pro (BLS) for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid for the Community, and Emergency Oxygen Administration. Please contact Leon Truong with questions: Lhtruong@ymcasf.org.