American Red Cross Certifications

We offer different on-site, American Red Cross Training, health, and safety training classes.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training: 

Requirements PRIOR to first in-person class:

  • Roughly 7 hours of online work to be completed BEFORE first class. The link will be provided via email within a week of registering.

  • Successfully complete ALL prerequisite skills PRIOR to first class.

    • Swim 300 yards continuously using a combination of front crawl and breaststroke

    • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only

    • Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10-pound object from bottom of the deep end, swim on back holding object with both hands to shallow end and exit pool without a ladder.


Requirements DURING in-person classes:

  • Attend all classes

  • Successfully demonstrate competency in all skills and rescue scenarios

  • Pass two in-water final scenario tests

  • Pass the written exams with 80% or better


Must be 15 years old by the last day of class

Minimum of three (3) / maximum of eight (8) participants to run a course.

Call or email Jensen at 338-4598 or with questions.

Within a week of registering, you will receive an email with more details.

Next course: February 18 - 20

Friday, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $200 Annual Members/$250 3 Month and Non-Member

$50 non-refundable deposit due when you sign up


Cost of course will be reimbursed for employees of the Waldo County YMCA

American Red Cross Babysitter Training - age 11 to 18: This course will provide eager babysitters with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care to children and infants. This course will help participants to:

  • Develop leadership skills

  • Learn how to develop a babysitting business

  • Keep themselves and others safe

  • Help children behave

  • Learn about basic childcare

  • Learn basic first aid

Please check back for updates on when the next course will be offered. 

For more information, email Aquatics Director, Jensen Sheafe.

Refund Policy: If cancellation occurs within 2 weeks of the given course, a 100% refund will be allowed. If the course is not passed, no refund will be given.