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Lifeguards may have one of the most coveted summer jobs, but they are also one of the most important. Lifeguards are a part of a safety force at pools and waterfronts, ensuring rules are followed to protect all swimmers.
Lifeguards need to be confident swimmers and trained in managing recues. Being a lifeguard helps develop leadership and discipline skills needed later in life.
Because lifeguards perform such an essential role in public safety, it is important that anyone employed in this position first completes a lifeguard certification course.
The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester offers several courses throughout the year. Starting December 27th, participants over the age of 15 can sign up for the lifeguard course.
Candidates must pass the pre-test, a 300yr swim before they can sign up for the certification class at the YWCA. YWCA Lifeguard Instructional Courses will assure that you are well trained for lifeguard positions for spring or summer.
In addition, the YWCA offers Water Safety instructor (WSI) and CRP/AED re-certification courses.
For more information on the YWCA Aquatics Department and Lifeguard Courses, contact the Elaine Weir at (914) 949-6227 x140 or at email@example.com