Class Registration

Below is a list of classes we are currently offering.  If you do not see the class you want, please be sure to fill out our class request form to be notified of upcoming classes as they become available.

Lifeguarding (Blended Learning)

This course is for first-time lifeguards and is comprised of 7 hours of online study and 21 hours of instruction.  Certification is for pools only.

$485 + $41 Mandatory American Red Cross Certification Fee + $20 WML Registration Fee

  • Friday, November 11, 2022 – 10:00AM – 5:00PM – JCC of Mid-Westchester
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022 – 10:00AM – 5:00PM – JCC of Mid-Westchester
  • Sunday, November 13, 2022 – 10:00AM – 5:00PM – JCC of Mid-Westchester

Prerequisites:

  1. Swim 300 yards (12 laps or 24 back & forth as a continuous swim, no stopping at the side or midway.) Demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing to the side and arms must come out of the water. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, 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 with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Requirements:

Completion and competency of precourse skills and score 80% or better on final exam. Participants must behave maturely and responsibly and must attend all classes.

Certification Includes:

  • Lifeguarding
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Oxygen Administration (optional)
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training: Preventing Disease Transmission (optional)

Course Length:

The course is 21 hours in class work and 7 hours at home online study based on 8 students. Participants must complete all 28 hours to be eligible for certification.

Certification:

Lifeguarding/First Aid: 2 years; CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer: 1 year

JCC of Mid-Westchester, is located at 999 Wilmot Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Lifeguard Instructor (Blended Learning)

This course is for individuals who want to train others to become certified lifeguards.

Price

$505.00 per person + $40 Mandatory American Red Cross Certification Fee + $20 WML Registration Fee

  • Saturday, October 29, 2022 – 11:00AM – 6:00PM – JCC of Mid-Westchester
  • Sunday, October 30, 2022 – 11:00AM – 6:00PM – JCC of Mid-Westchester
  • Saturday, November 5, 2022 – 11:00AM – 6:00PM – JCC of Mid-Westchester

Prerequisites:

  • 17 years old on or before the last day of class
  • Complete online Blended Learning before the first day of class, link will be emailed to you once you have registered for the class
  • Complete precourse session which includes
    1. 80% or higher on written exam
    2. Pass all base level lifeguard skills

Requirements:

Completion and competency of precourse skills, oxygen administration and exam (even if participant was not previously certified,) score 80% or better on final exam. Participants must behave maturely and responsibly toward all activities including the feedback given by fellow classmates. All class dates must be attend.

Certification Includes:

  • Lifeguarding
  • Waterfront Lifeguarding
  • Waterpark Lifeguarding
  • Shallow Water Attendant
  • Lifeguard Management
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Oxygen Administration (optional)
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training: Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Basic Water Rescue
  • Jr. Lifeguard
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches
  • Water Safety Presentations
    1. Water Safety Today
    2. General Water Safety
    3. Home Pool Safety

Course Length:

This class is 21 hours in person and 2 hours of at home online study based on 8 students. To be eligible for certification, all class sessions must be attended and participants must complete all 23 hours.

To Maintain Certification:

Maintaining a Lifeguarding Instructor Certification Instructor candidates who successfully complete the 2017 Lifeguarding Instructor course will receive a certification valid for 2 years. Current Lifeguarding Instructors/ITs who successfully complete the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course will also receive a certification valid for 2 years. To maintain certification as an instructor, lifeguarding instructors must:

  • Complete all applicable course updates prior to the update deadline
  • Teach or co-teach at least one of the core courses of record during your 2-year certification period.
  • Successfully complete an in-person Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course prior to instructor certification expiration date
    1. Participation in the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course meets basic-level skill competency requirements.
    2. Instructors who wish to achieve a basic-level lifeguarding certification to work as a Lifeguard will have the option to “test out” at the conclusion of the Lifeguarding Instructor Review course. This “test out” session includes:
      • Lifeguarding precourse skills evaluation
      • Lifeguarding course final skills scenarios
      • Two final written exams (CPRO/First Aid and Lifeguarding Skills)

Instructors/ITs who choose to attend the “test out” session and successfully complete all basic level course requirements will earn an American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification, valid for 2 years – there is an additional $41 fee for the American Red Cross Certification. Basic-level certification is NOT a requirement to maintain a Lifeguarding Instructor/IT certification.

JCC of Mid-Westchester, is located at 999 Wilmot Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Water Safety Instructor (Blended Learning)

This course is for individuals who want to become broadly certified swimming and water safety instructors (click on course for prerequisites and certification details).

Price

$505.00 per person +$40 Mandatory American Red Cross Certification Fee + $20 WML Registration Fee

  • Friday, November 11, 2022, 10:00AM – 5:00PM  – JCC of Mid-Westchester
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022, 10:00AM – 5:00PM – JCC of Mid-Westchester
  • Sunday, November 13, 2022, 10:00AM – 5:00PM – JCC of Mid-Westchester

Prerequisites:

  • 16 years of age on or before the last date of the course
  • Complete online Blended Learning before the first day of class, link will be emailed to you once you have registered for the class
  • Complete precourse session which includes:Swim the following skills at a learn-to-swim Level 4
    1. Front Crawl-25 yards.
    2. Back Crawl-25 yards.
    3. Breaststroke-25 yrds.
    4. Elementary Backstroke-25 yards.
    5. Sidestroke-25 yards.
    6. Butterfly-25 yards.
  • Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (sculling is allowed)
  • Tread water 1 minute

Requirements:

In order to become a Water Safety Instructor you must complete the precourse skills, attend all classes, participate and be prepared for the four teach-back assignments and score at least an 80% on the final written exam. All class participants must arrive on time, have homework assignments finished and ready for review each day of class and receive feedback from fellow classmates with maturity and an open-mind.

Certification Includes:

Once you have completed the Water Safety Instructor course you will be certified to teach:

  • Learn-To-Swim (6 Levels)
  • Parent and Child Aquatics (2 Levels)
  • Pre-School Aquatics (3 Levels)
  • Adult Swim (3 Levels)
  • Private Swim Lessons (any level)
  • Longfellow’s WHALE Tales
  • Water Safety Presentations:
    • General Water Safety
    • Home Pool Safety
    • Parent Orientation to Swim Lessons
    • Sun Safety
    • Rip Current Safety
  • Water Safety Courses:
    • Water Safety Today
    • Personal Water Safety
  • Basic Water Rescue*
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches*
  • Small Craft Safety*

*additional bridging or self-orientation required

Course Length:

The Blended Learning content consists of 23hrs of in-class work and 7hrs of at home online study. This class includes an on-line portion that must be completed prior to the first day of class. Participants must complete all 30 hours to be eligible for certification.

JCC of Mid-Westchester, is located at 999 Wilmot Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Basic Swim Instructor

This course is for individuals who want to become basic level swimming and water safety instructors (click on course for prerequisites and certification details).

$505.00 per person +$40 Mandatory American Red Cross Certification Fee + $20 WML Registration Fee

  • Friday, November 11, 2022, 10:00AM – 5:00PM  – JCC of Mid-Westchester
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022, 10:00AM – 5:00PM – JCC of Mid-Westchester
  • Sunday, November 13, 2022, 10:00AM – 5:00PM – JCC of Mid-Westchester

Prerequisites:

  • 16 years of age on or before the last date of the course
  • Complete precourse session which includes:Swim the following skills at a learn-to-swim Level 4
  • Front Crawl-25 yards
  • Breaststroke-25 yrds
  • Elementary Backstroke-25 yards
  • Sidestroke-25 yards
  • Step into water and totally submerge
  • Float or tread water for 1 minute
  • Rotate one full circle and orient to exit
  • Swim 25 yards without stopping
  • Exit the water without using steps or a ladder

Requirements:

In order to become a Basic Swim Instructor you must complete the precourse skills, attend all classes, participate and be prepared for the four teach-back assignments and score at least an 80% on the final written exam. All class participants must arrive on time, have homework assignments finished and ready for review each day of class and receive feedback from fellow classmates with maturity and an open-mind.

Certification Includes:

Once you have completed the Basic Swim Instructor course you will be certified to teach:

  • Parent and Child Aquatics (2 Levels)
  • Preschool Aquatics (3 Levels)
  • Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-3
  • Private Lessons (for Above Levels)
  • Longfellow’s WHALE Tales
  • Water Safety Presentations:
    • General Water Safety
    • Home Pool Safety
    • Parent Orientation to Swim Lessons
    • Sun Safety
    • Rip Current Safety

JCC of Mid-Westchester, is located at 999 Wilmot Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Babysitter’s Training Class

$200.00 per person +$15 Mandatory American Red Cross Certification Fee + $20 WML Registration Fee

  • Sunday, October 9, 2022 – 9:00AM – 3:30PM – Saw Mill Club

Prerequisites:

None

Purpose:

To provide youth 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 others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Recommended age 11–15 years.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define leadership and identify role modeling, respect, communication, motivation, taking action and decision making as important leadership skills.
  • Identify ways to respect diversity among the children they babysit. Apply the FIND decision-making model to common babysitting situations.
  • Use safe and appropriate techniques for finding babysitting jobs. List good business practices and professional work behaviors for babysitting. Identify safety-related problems and know how to prevent, recognize and fix them to create a safer environment in and around the home. Identify which behaviors to expect from children based on their ages and developmental stages.
  • Describe the importance of play for children’s growth and development. List and apply appropriate techniques to prevent misbehavior and help children engage in desired behaviors. List at least three types of basic child care.
  • Recognize an emergency. Identify and apply the emergency action steps: CHECK—CALL—CARE. Explain the differences between life-threatening and nonlife-threatening emergencies. Identify who to call and when to call in different emergency situations.
  • Describe how to check a conscious child or infant. Explain how to care for bleeding and burns. Demonstrate the proper way to wash their hands. Demonstrate how to properly remove disposable gloves. Demonstrate how to pick up and hold an infant and toddler.
  • Demonstrate how to bottle-feed an infant. Demonstrate how to spoon-feed an infant or toddler. Demonstrate how to diaper an infant or toddler. Demonstrate how to help a conscious child or infant who is choking. Demonstrate how to check an unconscious child or infant. Demonstrate how to give care to an unconscious child or infant who is not breathing. Demonstrate the steps to control external bleeding.

Course Length:

This class is 6.5 hours. Babysitter’s Training Certification has no expiration.

Saw Mill Club is located at 77 Kensico Dr., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549.

$200.00 per person +$15 Mandatory American Red Cross Certification Fee + $20 WML Registration Fee

  • Saturday, October 22, 2022 – 9:00AM – 3:30PM – JCC of Mid-Westchester

Prerequisites:

None

Purpose:

To provide youth 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 others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Recommended age 11–15 years.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define leadership and identify role modeling, respect, communication, motivation, taking action and decision making as important leadership skills.
  • Identify ways to respect diversity among the children they babysit. Apply the FIND decision-making model to common babysitting situations.
  • Use safe and appropriate techniques for finding babysitting jobs. List good business practices and professional work behaviors for babysitting. Identify safety-related problems and know how to prevent, recognize and fix them to create a safer environment in and around the home. Identify which behaviors to expect from children based on their ages and developmental stages.
  • Describe the importance of play for children’s growth and development. List and apply appropriate techniques to prevent misbehavior and help children engage in desired behaviors. List at least three types of basic child care.
  • Recognize an emergency. Identify and apply the emergency action steps: CHECK—CALL—CARE. Explain the differences between life-threatening and nonlife-threatening emergencies. Identify who to call and when to call in different emergency situations.
  • Describe how to check a conscious child or infant. Explain how to care for bleeding and burns. Demonstrate the proper way to wash their hands. Demonstrate how to properly remove disposable gloves. Demonstrate how to pick up and hold an infant and toddler.
  • Demonstrate how to bottle-feed an infant. Demonstrate how to spoon-feed an infant or toddler. Demonstrate how to diaper an infant or toddler. Demonstrate how to help a conscious child or infant who is choking. Demonstrate how to check an unconscious child or infant. Demonstrate how to give care to an unconscious child or infant who is not breathing. Demonstrate the steps to control external bleeding.

Course Length:

This class is 6.5 hours. Babysitter’s Training Certification has no expiration.

JCC of Mid-Westchester, is located at 999 Wilmot Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583.

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