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YMCA to hold lifeguard certification classes

Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is holding American Red Cross lifeguard certification classes. To be certified, one must attend every class.

The classes will be held Monday, December 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, December 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday, January 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday, January 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is a cost for those attending the classes, which is reduced for YMCA members. The cost is also reduced for attendees who not only want to get certified, but subsequently join the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA lifeguard team. Joining the team requires signing a one-year contract. There are prerequisites to attend the classes, which are swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; tread water for two minutes using only legs; and complete a timed event within 1:40.

For more information, call the YMCA at (260) 359-9622.

Shown in the photo are Alyssa Brinkman, left, and Nathan York, members of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA lifeguard team.