Aquatics Classes

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Specialty Aquatics Classes

The Harrisburg Area YMCA values education and safety in the water. This is why we offer aquatics classes at select branches that teach beyond water fitness.

The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We are a leader in providing swim lessons and water safety for more than 100 years. Thus, the aquatics classes we offer, as well as our various other health certifications, are an important part of our commitment to health and water safety for our community.

Lifeguard and Water Safety Aquatics Classes

Water safety is a high priority for the Y. Throughout the year, the Y offers American Red Cross lifeguard training courses in order to teach individuals how to keep members of their YMCA community safe in our indoor pools.

We offer lifeguard certification and re-certification as well as instructor courses for anyone interested in pursuing a lifeguard certification. Lifeguards play a key role in keeping a safe environment for our swimmers; lifeguards also play an active role in educating our members on water safety. Explore our available aquatics classes below!

CPR Certification

There are no CPR Certifications available at this time. Check back!

Lifeguard Recertification

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East Shore YMCA: Lifeguard Certification

The East Shore YMCA is offering an open lifeguard training course. Students must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class.

Students must pass the following swim test on the day of class:

  1. 300-yard swim using front crawl or breaststroke
  2. 2-minute tread using legs only (hands MUST be under armpits or in the air)
  3. Retrieve a 10 lb dive weight from 7 feet, surface and swim 20 yards with the weight in both hands while swimming on your back, using legs only and exit the pool without using the ladder, all within 100 seconds.

This certification course is ongoing. To learn more and sign up, please contact Charisse Grayer by email or by phone at (717) 232-9622.

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