Scantic Valley Y Aquatics Lifeskills Classes

CPR and First Aid Course at Scantic Valley YMCA

American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) is a leading provider of basic and advanced emergency care and resuscitation training programs. ASHI training programs have been used to teach and certify emergency care providers in health care, business, industry, and the general public since 1996.
ASHI resuscitation programs are nationally approved by the Continuing Education Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), and are accepted as equivalent to the AHA and ARC by most state regulatory authorities, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, and others.
ASHI’s basic first aid, CPR/AED, and advanced resuscitation training programs (ACLS/PALS) require successful completion of a written exam and competent performance of hands-on skills evaluated by an authorized Instructor.

Call the Scantic Valley Y Family Center at 413.596-2749 to register.

YMCA Lifeguard Training Course is currently being offered at the Downtown Springfield Y Family Center.

Must attend all classes in order to pass class.

This 35-hour course is designed to give participants the basic skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in the pool, lakes, rivers, surf and water parks. This comprehensive course offers up to date information on how to guard, anticipate and prevent problems and take action to help those in danger. It also covers safety and survival skills every swimmer needs to know – accident prevention, guarding techniques, emergency system rescue skills, first-aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, weather and open water dangers, legal responsibilities and pool management.

Course Prerequisites:
Current First-Aid, CPR for Professional Rescuer, AED and Oxygen administration. (Included in course)
Must be at least 16 years old to register. Participants under 18 must have parental consent.
Must pass the following swim test:
*Perform a long, shallow front dive, swim 500 yards, including 100 yards each of sidestroke, front crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick with one arm on stomach.
*Must be able to tread water for at least 2 minutes with legs only.
*Must be able to surface-dive head first and feet first in 8-10 feet of water and swim under water for 15 feet.

For course pre-requistes, scheduled dates and times, please contact the Aquatic Department. P: 413-739-6951 ext. 124

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