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Health & Safety Courses

Lifeguard Classes

American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes are offered throughout the year at the Spencer Family YMCA. For class schedules and further information, contact the Y at 712.262.3782 or email Sam Larson, Aquatics Director at

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CPR, AED, First Aid

Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, our First Aid/CPR/AED courses give you the skills to save a life. All course options align with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs and are available in classroom and blended learning formats. Certification is issued upon successful completion. Free online refreshers are available with all course options.

Course length: From 2 hours to 5 hours, depending on course option.

2 year certification

Course options:

  • First Aid: Learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns; cuts; head, neck and back injuries and more. Pediatric option available.
  • CPR/AED Learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Adult and pediatric options available.
  • Review Renew your First Aid/CPR/AED certification in an abbreviated class session. Current certification is required.