Due to Level Red mandates, reservations will be required for independent workouts starting Nov 21 for Boulder County Ys; Nov 24 for the Johnstown Y. Reserve.

All 4 Ys close at noon on Nov 25. All 4 Ys closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Our Ys are open with temporarily reduced hours. Please check our reopening guide for policies before you arrive.


Get certified in First Aid, CPR and AED, Lifeguarding or Babysitting

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (Ages 13+)

Blended Learning Course

This course is for new certifications and renewal certifications. 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 complete the online portion prior to class and show their instructor their online completion certificate at the beginning of course to continue.

Lifeguarding (Ages 15+)

Blended Learning Course

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. Students MUST complete the online portion prior to class and show their instructor their online completion certification at the beginning of the course to continue. Prerequisites: 300-yard swim, retrieve a 10-pound brick from 9 feet of water and tread water for two minutes with no hands.

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.

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Red Cross Certifications

303-443-4474 ext. 2502
Email Certifications Coordinator

Babysitting Certifications

303-443-4474 ext. 4700

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