Get CPR certified – and be prepared to help. As part of our mission to train people how to respond to and prepare for emergencies, we offer CPR certification classes that can help you provide assistance when someone is faced with a cardiac or breathing emergency.

Designed, and taught by experts, Red Cross CPR certification courses are OSHA compliant, affordable and available in a range of settings. With in-person, online, and our best-in-class blended Simulation Learning, you can get CPR certified, learn life-saving skills, and train in the way that suits you best.

Y LIFEGUARD PREREQUISITES (Conducted in class on the first day)

  • Must be at least 15 years of age in order to participate in class.
  • Has to complete a 300 yard swim continuously utilizing freestyle, breaststroke, or a combination of the two.
  • Must complete a 20 yard swim, followed by a 6ft dive and retrieve a 10lb. weight, resurface and swim on back to starting point, and exit the pool. All to be completed in under 1 minute and 40 sec.
  • Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes continuously.


American Red Cross Certification offered upon successful completion of course. CPRO-PR and First Aid are included in this course. Must be 15 and pass a 300 yard swim test. No Refunds available. This is a Blended Learning Course. About 6-9 hours of homework prior to class.

March 16-March 21, 2024
J. Fred Corriher, Jr. YMCA

Saturday, March 16 | 9am-3:45pm
Monday, March 18-Thursday, March 21 | 3:50-7:45pm

$190 Y Members
$240 Non-Members


May 10-May 12, 2024
J. Fred Corriher, Jr. YMCA

Friday, May 10 | Begins at 4:30pm
Saturday, May 11-Sunday, May 12 | Times will vary

$190 Y Members
$240 Non-Members


For information about possible courses in your area, please contact your local aquatics team member below.

CorriherSouth RowanAaron Crowe
HurleySalisburyTammy Swicegood
KannapolisKannapolisKendra Sanders
Saleeby-FisherEast RowanSarah Zander
West CabarrusConcordCandace Frambs