At the Y, swim lessons save lives. They provide kids and teens with the opportunity to set goals and achieve success, learn water safety and enjoy swimming as a form of exercise. Youth learn not only how to have fun learning to swim, they gain lifelong confidence in and out of the water. Trained YMCA staff teach essential swimming and water safety skills to youth ages infant-17 years in a fun and positive environment. Adult classes are available at select locations.
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PEARSON PARK POOL
Come check back with us for upcoming public swim dates.
Join us this summer for free public swim at Pearson Park in Anaheim. Bring your family and enjoy the water, games and other fun swim activities. YMCA lifeguards are on duty to ensure that everyone is safe.
This course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. This is a BLENDED LEARNING Course. Participants must complete online skills portion of course prior to second class meeting. Participants will be certified in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid for the Community and Emergency Oxygen Administration. The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool. The comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to lifeguard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and by taking action to help those in danger when necessary. Course covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, open water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool management, and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard.
All lifeguards must complete the Lifeguard Certification course.
- Minimum of age of 16 by the last day of the scheduled course.
- Those under the age of 18 must have parental consent to participate in the course.
- Swim 300 yards (12 laps of a 25-yard pool) without stopping, using the front crawl and breaststroke.
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.
- Retrieve a 10lb weight from 7 feet, and then swim 20 yards with weight, using legs only.
Check back for upcoming trainings in March
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
Participants must attend all scheduled class dates and times, demonstrate proficient land and water skills, and pass the written exam with a score of least 80 percent.
FIRST AID CLASSES
The Anaheim Family YMCA offers CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and First Aid classes. Learn how to perform CPR and administer First Aid to adults, children, and infants with confidence. This course will equip you with the skills you need to save lives, protect family and friends, and feel confident if an accident occurs.
CPR & First Aid classes teach you how to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, as well as heat and cold emergencies. You’ll also learn how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies, so you can be prepared to respond in any situation.