CASS COUNTY FAMILY YMCA
For Youth Development
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Lifeguard Training & Certification

Lifeguarding

At the Y, we see lifeguarding as a valuable life-saving skill and the beginnings of a potential career. We offer beginning lifeguarding courses and make sure we offer certified instructors the most up-to-date information and certifications.
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Lifeguard Training (Ages 15+)

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses, until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel take over. 
 
We offer students the opportunity to participate in a blended learning experience that uses both online training as well as hands on training and testing. 
 
Online Portion:
Online coursework will be sent to you when you register and must be completed before the date of the classroom portion (listed below).
 
Classroom Portion (come prepared to be in the water):
September 7
9am - 12pm at the LHS Pool
September 8
9am - 12pm at the Cass County Family YMCA

Prerequisites:
Candidate must be able to pass a swim test consisting of:
  • 300 yards of continuous front crawl or breaststroke, with rhythmic breathing.(Not timed)
  • Swimming 20 yards from starting point and retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the deep end, then surfacing and swimming back to the starting point holding the brick with both hands. (Timed event = 1:40)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes, no hands.

The swim test will take place on the first day of the classroom portion. 

Fee
$150
 
 
Incentive: Work for the Cass County Family YMCA for one (1) year at least 8 hours each month and receive a 50% reimbursement of your Lifeguard Certification Fee. 
 
 

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The CASS COUNTY FAMILY YMCA is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is available please contact us for more information.
Hours of Operation
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
5:00 am. - 1:00 am.
4:30 am. - 9:00 pm.
4:30 am. - 1:00 am.
4:30 am. - 9:00 pm.
4:30 am. - 9:00 pm.
6:00 am. - 4:00 pm.*
12:00 pm. - 4:00 pm.
*Saturday hours between Labor Day and Memorial Day are 6am to 5pm.
Child Care (6 months to 7 years only)
(Spaces limited, must call ahead)
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
9:00a-12:00p & 4:00p-7:00p
4:00p-7:00p
9:00a-12:00p & 4:00p-7:00p
4:00p-7:00p
9:00a-12:00p
9:00a-11:00a
Closed
Branch Information:
905 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947
Phone: (574) 753-5141
Fax: (574) 735-2905
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