Our Ys are open with temporarily reduced hours to members and program participants. Guests are welcome beginning Oct 1. Please check our reopening guide for policies before you arrive.

The Arapahoe Y ice rink is closed for maintenance. The Arapahoe Y pool will be closed for bubble installation through Oct 4.


Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (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 redcross.org. Certifications last two years. Students must be able to sit through a four-hour class and take two tests.

Mapleton Y

Saturdays, 10:00am-2:00pm

  • June 13
  • July 18
  • Aug 8

Member: $95
Non-member: $105


Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED/Review (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 redcross.org. Certifications now last two years. 

Mapleton Y

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:45pm

  • June 9
  • July 14
  • Aug 11

Member: $65
Non-member: $75


Lifeguarding (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.

Mapleton Y

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

  • June 19-21
  • July 10-12
  • Aug 14-16

Member: $250
Non-member: $275


Lifeguarding Review (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. 

Mapleton Y

Saturdays, 8:00am-5:00pm

  • June 13
  • July 18
  • Aug 8

Member: $100
Non-member: $125


Looking for Lifesavers

Lifeguarding is more than just fun in the sun; it is an important leadership role. By being a Lifeguard or swim instructor, you’re taking a stand to be a lifesaver, to protect others and to serve the community. Must be 16+ to apply

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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

  • Aug 22
  • Sept 12
  • Oct 17
  • Nov 21
  • Dec 5

Classes at the Longmont Y

  • Aug 15
  • Nov 14

Classes at the Mapleton Y

  • Sept 5
  • Oct 3
  • Nov 7

Member: $80
Non-member: $100


Red Cross Certifications

303-443-4474 ext. 2502
Email Certifications Coordinator

Babysitting Certifications

303-443-4474 ext. 4700