Lifeguard Training Course (Ages 15+)

This course provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS arrive and take over. Must bring swim suit, towel and course materials as well as attend every class to pass course. Successful completion of the course will result in certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid. Certifications last two years. Prerequisites: 300-yard swim, retrieve a 10-pound brick from 9 feet of water and tread water for two minutes with no hands.

Fridays, 6:00-9:45pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 8:00am-5:00pm

  • April 27-29
  • May 11-13

Fridays, 6:00-9:45pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 

  • June 8-10
  • July 13-15
  • Aug 10-12

Member: $250
Non-member: $275

Location: Mapleton Y

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Lifeguard Recertification (Ages 15+)

The Lifeguard recertification option is for currently certified Lifeguards to review skills including water rescue, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. 

Saturdays, Noon-8:00pm

  • May 5
  • July 28
  • Aug 25

Location: Arapahoe Y

Sunday, 8:00am-6:00pm

  • May 20

Location: Mapleton Y

Member: $100
Non-member: $125

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CPR/AED and First Aid Basics (Ages 13+)

This course is to train you to act in an emergency situation and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants. All materials can be found at Certifications last two years. Students must be able to sit through a four-hour class and take two tests.

Saturdays, 10:00am-2:00pm

  • Feb 3
  • March 3
  • April 7
  • May 5
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • Aug 4

Member: $95
Non-member: $105

Location: Mapleton Y


CPR/AED and First Aid Recertification (Ages 13+)

This course is for those with current CPR and First Aid certifications or certifications that will expire within 30 days. This course will allow you to renew your current certification. Materials to be used during the course will be given out at the beginning of class. Course materials for this class are available at Certifications now last two years. 

Tuesdays, 6:30-10:00pm

  • Feb 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • Aug 14

Member: $65
Non-member: $75

Location: Mapleton Y


American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI) 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. Instructor candidates who hold a current student-level Waterfront Skills certificate will also be able to teach Waterfront Skills courses. 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 class. Some equivalent lifeguarding certifications from other training organizations are also acceptable. Candidates must complete online precourse homework prior to the first day the class meets. Candidates must pass precourse testing on skills and knowledge at the beginning of the instructor course.

Precourse Online Homework: In general, you should plan on registering at least a week in advance in order to allow time for this homework to be made available to you and for you to complete it prior to the first day of class. 


  • Feb 10-11 & Feb 17-18, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • May 6 & May 12-13, 8:00am-5:00pm

Member: $350
Non-member: $400

The registration fee is minus the $35 that you will pay directly to the American Red Cross for the online portion.

Location: Arapahoe Y


Wilderness First Aid (Ages 18+)

Will you be hiking, camping or participating in scouting activities this summer? Does your job keep you outdoors? If so, the American Red Cross can teach you how to respond to an emergency if you are in an area where help may be delayed in reaching you. The course is based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and must attend all three classes. Manuals will be given out at the first class. Certifications include American Red Cross Adult/Child/Infant CPR and Wilderness First Aid.

Location: Mapleton Y

Saturday, June 23, 8:00am-6:00pm

  • Member: $250
  • Non-member: $275

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Babysitting Certification

Be the best babysitter on the block! Boost your babysitting business and impress parents by earning an American Red Cross Babysitting Certification. In this course, you’ll gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation. We cover the basics such as feeding, diapering, discipline and safety as well as how to be a professional, reliable sitter. Take-aways include the official Babysitter’s Training Handbook to use in class and on the job, emergency reference guide and training CD so you can practice at home. Participants should bring a lunch, pen and water bottle. For ages 11-15.

Learn how to:

  • Supervise children and infants.
  • Perform basic child-care skills 
  • Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys.
  • Handle bedtime and discipline issues.
  • Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries.
  • Care for common injuries.
  • Communicate effectively with parents.
  • Find and interview for babysitting jobs.
  • Learn to respond to emergencies.

Saturdays, 9:30am-4:00pm

Classes at the Arapahoe Y

  • Feb 17
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • Aug 25

Classes at the Longmont Y

  • March 10
  • June 16
  • Aug 18

Classes at the Mapleton Y

  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • Aug 11

Member: $75
Non-member: $95

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Red Cross Babysitter Boot Camp Certification (Ages 11-15)

This two-day Red Cross course has been revised and updated to be more educational and interactive! Learn the latest science on first aid and cardiovascular care, receive more in-depth coverage of the basics all updated, expanded and redesigned for today’s babysitters. Impress parents by earning your Babysitter’s, Child and Infant CPR, and First Aid Certificate. Take-aways include the official Babysitter’s Training Handbook, Emergency Reference Guide and Training CD, so you can practice at home, and your own First-Aid kit. Participants should bring a lunch, pen and water bottle for each day. Classes fill quickly so sign up today!

Fri-Sat, 9:30am-4:00pm

  • June 8-9
  • July 13-14

Arapahoe Y

  • Member: $170
  • Non-member: $180


Aquatics Department

303-443-4474 ext. 5500