Time to learn how to save a life in New Jersey
Greater Somerset County is holding lifeguard and CPR training again this winter. The American Red Cross just held its first round this past weekend.
If you missed it, don’t worry. They do it again in a little over a month.
Greater Somerset County YMCA is holding its next American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Courses on March 3rd through March 5th.
It seems like every year we hear the tragic stories of drownings at our beaches, in our lakes, rivers, bays and backyard pools. In an effort to increase water safety in the community.
Participants can expect to gain knowledge and learn the skills to perform water rescues, as well as to prevent and respond to water emergencies.
By becoming certified, participants can give back to their community while learning lifelong lessons in leadership, responsibility and maturity.
The Greater Somerset County YMCA is always looking for and training lifeguards to provide a safe aquatic experience for all. Lifeguards gain the knowledge and learn the skills to perform water rescues and prevent and respond to water emergencies.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive American Red Cross Rescue Services, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certificates.
Participants must be 15 at the end of the course and must pass the pre-test before taking the course. To meet pre-test requirements, participants must swim 300 meters continuously. Breaststroke and freestyle are the only strokes allowed. To learn additional requirements and to register, please visit https://www.gscymca.org/.
Instruction will be offered March 3-5 at Somerville YMCA.
After certification, there are many water sports jobs available at GSCYMCA. YMCA career benefits include flexible hours, free membership, competitive salary, flexible shifts, leadership development and year-round employment. The Y offers payment plans and other incentives if rented. There are other CPR and lifeguard courses offered throughout the state.
This is a great opportunity to learn a lifelong life skill.
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