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 Jess Lukas by email at or by phone at 802-652-8143 for more information on any of these programs.

Pre-Registration is required.

Lifeguard Certification Course (Ages 15 & Up)

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.

February 27 – March 2 from 10:00am – 6:00pm each day


April 24 – 27 from 10:00am-6:00pm each day


May 6, 13, 20, June 3 from 9:00am-5:00pm each day

$250 Member / $300 Non-Member




Lifeguard Re-Certification Course

Are all of your certifications up to date? Test your skills to assure keeping people safe in and around the water. Two Day Program. Choose from the available dates below. Only those with a current certification can enroll in this class, those with an expired certification are expected to enroll in the full certification class per the American Red Cross.

February 24 and 25, 12:00 – 6:00pm both days


April 21 and 22, 12:00-6:00pm both days

$150 Member / $250 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.  

February 28 from 10:00am – 6:00pm


April 25 from 10:00am-6:00pm

$65 Member / $80 Non-Member




Basic CPR and First Aid

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.

February 24 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

$100 Member / $150 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.


$500 Member / $500 Non-Member




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

Y Annex
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

Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties