American Red Cross Classes

We’re pleased to be offering the following American Red Cross programs here at the Y. Whether you’re looking to get certified, or to be re-certified, we’re here for you.

We can also bring these trainings to you! Do you need First Aid or CPR training for your staff? The Y now offers corporate First Aid and CPR classes and will send the instructor to you. Have your staff trained in your own facility on your own time.

Please contact Michael Bureau by email at or by phone at 802-652-8143 for more information on any of these programs.

Pre-Registration is required.

Lifeguard Re-Certification Course — Just Added

Are all of your certifications up to date? Test your skills to assure you can keep people safe in and around the water. This re-certification is only for those with a current certification. Those with an expired certification are expected to enroll in the full certification class per American Red Cross rules.

This offering is a blended learning class, where course work will be provided by the instructor to complete ahead of time and in-class portions will be in the pool. The instructor will be in touch regarding COVID-19 safety protocols. Once registered, you will receive an email with all necessary details, but if you have questions before, please reach out to Michael Bureau,

Date & Time:  March 14, 2021 (Sunday), 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

$150 Member / $250 Non-Member



Lifeguard Certification — Blended Learning (Ages 15 & Up)

When offered, it is provided as a blended learning class with 7-10 hours of course work that MUST be completed prior to the start of the class. We will also make use of ZOOM for a portion of the class. Please watch below for details on upcoming dates/times/locations. Upon registering, you will receive an email from the instructor, Michael, with details regarding class & safety protocols.

Looking for a rewarding job? Train to be a lifeguard. Our comprehensive Lifeguard Training course includes accident prevention, lifeguarding techniques, emergency systems, and rescue skills. Course will also include CPR for the professional Rescuer with AED, and First Aid.

– Minimum age: 15 years
– Swim 300 yards continuously.
– Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
– Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Dates and times: TBD

$300 Member / $375 Non-Member




Basic CPR and First Aid — Blended Learning

This course teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and decide if advanced medical care is needed. You will receive your First Aid Adult, Child and Infant CPR and AED certifications.

This is a blended learning class, so on-line course work is required prior to the start of the class and physical distancing protocols will be in place for the in-person training located at the Y at 298 College Street. You will receive more details from your instructor Michael once you’ve registered.

$100 Member / $150 Non-Member



Babysitter’s Training Course

This course provides youth ages 11-15 who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and other safe and help children behave, as well as learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Children will not become CPR and 1st Aid certified.  

Watch this page for future class dates.

$75 Member / $100 Non-Member




Lifeguard Instructor Course

The Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI) course trains instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross student-level courses including Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers. This instructor course does not teach student-level lifeguarding skills and knowledge. Participants must come to class already knowing student-level lifeguarding content.

Prerequisites: Instructor candidates must be at least 17 years of age by the course end date. Candidates must show American Red Cross lifeguarding certification and professional-rescuer CPR/AED certification, both of which must be current (not expired) as of the first day of the instructor class. Candidates must complete online pre-course homework prior to the first day the class meets – info will be emailed to candidate once registered for the course.

Please contact Michael Bureau, 802-652-8143 or for more information or to register.

Waterfront Lifeguarding- for Current Lifeguards

The purpose of the Waterfront Skills module is to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in nonsurf, open-water areas found at public parks, resort, summer camps and campgrounds.  Candidates must have a current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.

Watch this page for future class dates

$50 Member / $75 Non-Member




CPR PRO & First Aid Certification Course

Learn how to recognize and handle emergency situations, administer first aid, help someone with breathing and cardiac emergencies, and perform CPR on adults, children and infants as well as AED use and 2 rescuer CPR. This course also covers basic precautions for preventing disease transmission.

Watch this page for future class dates.

$125 Member / $175 Non-Member




Pomerleau Family Y
298 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties