Red Cross Certification Courses

American Red Cross Babysitting Class 

Learn leadership skills, how to diaper and feed infants, how to handle choking emergencies, rescue breathing, basic first aid and lots more. Bring a pen, note book and a bag lunch. Includes Babysitter’s Training Handbook, DVD & Emergency Reference Guide. (For ages 11 - 15 years old.)

  • March 13, 2021
  • 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
  • New Britain YMCA
  • Full Member Fee: $39
  • Program or Non Member Fee: $69
  • Masks are required in our facility

Lifeguard Certification Course 

Provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Must be fifteen years old and older to participate and all participants must pass the Pre-Test. 

Pre-Test: Swim 300 yards (12 laps) continuously on front, tread water for 2 minutes using legs only, and complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds (surface dive to retrieve a 10 pound object). Must be fifteen years old to participate. There is a maximum of ten participants.

  • Dates/Times: (must attend all classes)
    Friday March 26th 5pm-9pm (Pre-Test)
    Saturday March 27th 10am-9pm 
    Sunday March 28th 10am-9pm 
  • Fee: $350
  • Location: New Britain YMCA, 50 High Street, New Britain
  • Contact: Ashley Jordan at 860.229.3787 or
  • Masks are required in our facility

Lifeguard Recertification Class

This abbreviated lifeguarding course briefly reviews course information and allows practice of skills and knowledge before testing. Current certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certification for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for two years. 

  • When: Sunday, March 7th 10am-8pm 
  • Fee: $175
  • Location: New Britain YMCA
  • Contact: Ashley Jordan at 860.229.3787 or
  • Masks are required in our facility

CPR and First Aid Certification or Re-certification 

For CPR and First Aid classes for yourself or your workplace please contact Ashley Jordan at 860.229.3787.

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