Uniontown Area YMCA

1 YMCA Drive Uniontown, PA 15401
724.438.2584

Lifeguard training

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Friday: 5:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 5:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
(October 1 through Memorial Day)
Closed: Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Closed at Noon: Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

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Congratulations to all of our participants in the second annual “Y” Run today on the Sheepskin Trail! Thank you for being a part of this fun event! We captured some racers on the move in these photos 🙌🏼 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️.

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Another wonderful YMCA Annual Dinner is in the books! Thank you to all of our generous sponsors of our annual dinner:
Ralph and Sushila Warman, Kiwanis Club of Uniontown, First Federal of Greene County, Bruderhof Communities, Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration, Penn State Fayette- The Eberly Campus, Novacare Outpatient Rehabilitation, Somerset Trust Company, Ralph and Frances Barclay, Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services, and George R. Smalley Co, Inc.

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Did you know that the Uniontown Area YMCA offers many evidence-based programs to help people prevent themselves from suffering from a devastating fall?

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 23: Falls Prevention Awareness Day is a day of action that encourages the public to learn their risk and access programs that can help reduce the risk for falls.

Our programs for falls prevention include: Enhance Fitness, Moving for Better Balance, and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention. They all teach balance, strength, and awareness.

To learn more, go to our website www.uniontownymca.org and click on individual programs under the "Healthy Living" tab to read about these awesome prevention programs. Call us to sign up to participate!

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Contact Us:

Address:
1 YMCA Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401

Telephone:
724.438.2584

Email:
ginas@uniontownymca.org

The YMCA offers a full lifeguard training course which will certify individuals to work as professional lifeguards.

Participants in the course must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class, be able to complete the online portion of the course on their own personal computer, and be able to and attend all classroom and water skills portions of the course at the Y and at Laurel Highlands High School.

For the water skills portion, participants must be able to swim 300 yards, continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. 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.

 

In addition, participants must be able to tread water for two minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits during this test.

 

Finally, participants must complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:
o Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.
o Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
o 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 in order to breathe (or to get a breath).
o Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

 

The cost for certification is $225 for members and $275 for potential members. The cost for recertification is $112 for members and $138 for potential members.

 

Interested in being a YMCA Swim Instructor or Lifeguard? Call the YMCA at 724.438.2584 or visit the welcome center and ask to speak to the Aquatic Director.