Health & Safety Training

New Online Blended Course being offered at the YMCA of Greater Springfield. A blended class combines online course learning with a classroom skills practice session and evaluation. For certification and card, a student will first complete the online course, and then participate in a practice session with a certified instructor. Blended Training offers an easier process; you can train and prepare at times that are convenient for you. All you have to do is show up for the practical skill test date. Full classroom teaching will still be offered.

For questions, contact Kim Lavallee Aquatics Director at 413.206.5669 or

CPR Certification Course/Basic First Aid
Participants learn the skills necessary for the administration of CPR. They learn how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life support, and what to do in case of any airway obstruction or choking. CPR certification must include training for administrating CPR to adults, children, and infants, and use of pocket mask resuscitators.
For questions, contact Kim Lavallee Aquatics Director at 413.206.5669 or

Lifeguard Certification Course Ages 15+
Member: $240.00 and Non-Member: $300.00
This course is designed to give participants the basic skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in pools and aquatic environments. This comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to guard, anticipate, and prevent problems and take action to help those in danger when necessary. CPR-Pro, First Aid, and AED certifications are included in the cost of this program. Participants must be able to pass a prerequisite swimming test administered on the first day of class in order to remain registered.
For questions, contact Kim Lavallee Aquatics Director at 413.206.5669 or

Child and Babysitting Safety Course Ages 11–15
Members $40 Non-members $60
Are you a babysitter? Do you want to start babysitting? The Child and Babysitting Safety Course is a community education program that covers child safety and basic care techniques for infants and children. Course includes: Starting your babysitting service, hand washing safety, injury prevention, feeding, first aid basics, fire safety, poison prevention, strangers, shaking baby syndrome, toy safety/choking, basic CPR and much, much more! Also includes Student Workbook and Course Completion Cards.
For questions, contact Kim Lavallee Aquatics Director at 413.206.5669 or


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