Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and AID class at the Y

The Waynesboro YMCA and the American Red Cross are teaming up to offer a course in lifeguard training, first aid, professional CPR and AID training in May.

This course gives lifeguard training candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. You must be 15 years old by completion of class.

No classes can be missed.

The instructor is Denise Hill. You can reach Denise at and 540.649.4814.


Class schedule

Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
4 hours                  


Lesson 4 – Before Providing Care and rescue

Lesson 5 – Breathing and Cardiac Emergencies

  • Initial Assessment
  • Rescue breathing
  • CPR
  • Airway obstruction
  • Heart Attack    


Saturday, May 8, 2010    8 a.m.-6:30 p.m
10  hours

Lesson 1 – The professional Lifeguard and injury prevention

  • Intro to course
  • Characteristics and responsibilities of a lifeguard
  • Decision making, legal considerations
  • Lifeguard team
  • Facility management promotes lifeguard professionalism
  • Preventing injuries-patron safety, safety checks
  • Weather conditions
  • Management and safety, rescue equipment

Lesson 2 – Patron Surveillance

  • Patron Surveillance
  • Victim Recognition
  • Effective scanning
  • EAP

Entries and rescue approaches

Lesson 3 – Rescue Skills part 1

Rescue Skills Part 2

Sunday, May 9, 2010        11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
7.5 hours

Lesson 8 – Injuries, Head, neck and back

  • Manual Inline Stabilization            

Lesson 9 – Backboarding Continued

  • Using a backboard shallow water

Lesson 9 – Backboarding Continued

  • Using a backboard deep water  


Monday, May 10, 2010        5–9:30 p.m.
4.5 hours

Lessons 6 – Two rescuer CPR

  • Intro to AEDs
  • AED/CPR Skill Scenarios
  • Final Written Exam section 2 CPR/AED

Lesson 7 – First Aid – Secondary Assessments


Friday, May 14, 2010        5-9:30 p.m.
4.5 hours

Lesson 9 – Backboarding Continued

  • Using a backboard deep water


Final Skills

Saturday, May 15 5:30-9:30 p.m.

4 hours

Lifeguard challenge class for lifeguards with a lifeguard card expiring.

NOTE: You must be able to swim 300yd swim. 100yds must be front crawl with rhythmic breathing, 100yds must be breastroke, and the other 100yds can be your choice front crawl or breastroke. You are also required to swim 20yds do a surface dive and retrieve a brick off the bottom of the pool. You must swim the brick back to the end of the pool and climb out of the water without using a ladder or stairs. This must be done within 1 minute and 40 seconds. Both of these must be done before you can take the rest of the course. All sessions of the course must be attended. Class fees are NOT subject to refund if certification is not obtained.

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