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CPR Training

Lifeguard Certification

This course provides participants with the essential skills and knowledge to perform as competent lifeguards. The training covers a variety of crucial topics, including water rescue techniques, surveillance and recognition, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the professional rescuer. Successful completion of this course awards participants with Lifeguard and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications, recognized by the American Red Cross.

Upcoming Class | May 17-19

  • Friday, May 17: 5-9pm
  • Saturday, May 18: 1-9pm
  • Sunday, May 19: 9am-5pm
  • There will be an hour lunch on both Saturday and Sunday
  • Register by May 10!
Cost: $240

Those wanting to participate in the class will be required to complete the following swim test on the first day.
  • Step 1: Jump into the water and totally submerge, resurface then swim 150 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. (Swimming on the back or side is not permitted. Swim goggles are allowed)
  • Step 2: Maintain position at the surface of the water for 2 minutes by treading water using only the legs.
  • Step 3: Swim 50 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both.

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What you learn, could save a life.

Our dedication to enhancing the well-being of our community extends beyond fitness and wellness into crucial life-saving skills. We are proud to offer comprehensive safety training courses to the public, aiming to equip individuals with the knowledge and competencies necessary for emergency preparedness and response.

At Whatcom Family YMCA, we are committed to providing accessible and high-quality safety training to our community members. Whether you aim to pursue a career in lifeguarding, enhance your emergency response skills, or simply prepare yourself to help others in need, our courses are designed to meet your goals. Join us in our mission to create a safer and more prepared community by enrolling in our Community Safety Training programs today.

CPR Training

First Aid/CPR/AED Training (Adult and Pediatric)

The American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) training program is designed to prepare individuals to effectively respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants. This course covers first aid basics, CPR for individuals of all ages, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use. Upon completion, participants receive certifications in First Aid, CPR, and AED for adults and pediatrics, empowering them to act confidently and competently in emergency situations.

Upcoming Classes

  • Saturday, April 27: 1:30-3:30pm
  • Saturday, May 25: 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $90

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