Charles City Family YMCA Events



800 Hulin Street
Charles City, IA 50616

Phone 641 228 2254
Fax 641 257 1155

red cross lifeguard training class

This course tranins and certifies participants in Red Cross Lifeguarding. Participants must be at least 15 years of age by the end of the class. Components include lifeguard skills, CPR/AED, and First Aid. All participants must pass a swimming pretest in order to complete the course.


Charles City Family YMCA

Date / Time

Monday, May 7, 2018- 6:00-10:00PM

Tuesday, May 8, 2018- 6:00-10:00PM

Wednesday, May 9, 2018- 6:00-10:00PM

Monday, May 14, 2018- 6:00-10:00PM

Wednesday, May 16, 2018- 6:00-10:00PM

Thursday, May 17, 2018- 6:00-10:00PM (If needed)


Registration: April 1-May 7 (or until class is full- 10 participants)


Jaime Caffrey


1 Teacher - 10 Students


$130.00 for YMCA Member.

$165.00 for Non-YMCA Member.

Fee includes lifeguard manual, CPR mask and class instruction.

Class Information

All participants must bring a swim suit and towel to all class sessions. Certification is complete only if participant has attended all class sessions and completed written and in-water skills tests. Instructors will work around minor conflicts but all material misssed must be made up. Certification is good for 2 years.

Course Prerequistites

At least 15 years old.
300 yard continual swim using breaststroke or front crawl and rhythmic breathing.
2 minute deep water tread without using arms.
Timed 20 yard swim, retrieve a 10lb item from the bottom of the pool, return to starting point and exit the pool in less than one minute and forty seconds.

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Successful completion of the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor class will result in a 2 year certification to instruct Red Cross swimming lessons. Participants are expected to attend all class dates and times.


Charles City Family YMCA

Summer 2018 Dates

June 1,5,7, 8


June 1 - 9:00Am @ YMCA

June 5, 7, 8- Tentative schedule, times will be determinded on first day of class


Mary Reicks


1 Teacher - 10 Students


$250.00. Fee includes a WSI training manual and teaching materials

Course Prerequisites:

At least 16 years old.
Swimming the following five strokes for 25 yards continually: front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and side stroke
Swimming the butterfly for 15 yards continually
2 minute deep water tread without using arms