The Duluth Y offers a variety of classes at the Downtown Branch, as well as has the ability to send an instructor to your site. If you are interested in having an instructor come to your site, or would like to have a class set up at the Downtown branch for your group, please contact us!

 

Upcoming Courses

All classes take place at the Downtown Y, 302 West First Street unless noted otherwise.  Pre-registration is required for all courses. To register, call the Member Service Desk at 218-722-4745, or

  Register Here

Cancellation Policy: You must cancel more than 48 hours in advance of class start time to be eligible for a refund. Spots will not be held without payment.

We can also come to you!

Have a group that needs a class? Need us to travel to your site? Contact Cheryl at cpodtburg@duluthymca.org to discuss your needs, rates, and scheduling opportunities!

Basic CPR/AED and First Aid

The Basic CPR/AED and First Aid course, offered through the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), offers a 2 year certification. This class provides workplace and community training in performing CPR and using an AED. The goal of this skills-based training is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond in a medical emergency.

This CPR/AED certification includes information about adults, children, and infants, and will fulfill a pediatric requirement.

This First Aid certification DOES NOT meet the pediatric requirements for child care licensing. See the Pediatric and Adult CPR/AED and First Aid section for a class that will meet these requirements.

You may register for CPR/AED only (3 hours), or for CPR/AED and First Aid (4.5 hours). Basic First Aid may be offered as a stand-alone course by request only.

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 business days in advance. CPR/AED and First Aid costs $77. CPR/AED only costs $52.

Choose one date to earn your 2 year certification:

  • Jan 23, 2020 from 5 - 9:30 pm
  • Feb 27, 2020 from 5 - 9:30 pm
  • Mar 26, 2020 from 5 - 9:30 pm
  • Apr 23, 2020 from 5 - 9:30 pm
  • May 28, 2020 from 5 - 9:30 pm
  • Jun 25, 2020 from 5 - 9:30 pm

Pediatric and Adult CPR/AED and First Aid

The Pediatric and Adult CPR/AED and First Aid course, offered through the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), offers a 2 year certification. This class has been specifically designed to meet national standards for pediatric first aid, CPR and AED training and is intended for individuals who desire or are required to be certified in pediatric CPR, AED and first aid, most notable for those who are child care providers.

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 business days in advance. Class fee is $85.

Choose one date to earn your 2 year certification:

  • Jan 11, 2020 from 9 am - 3:30 pm
  • Feb 1, 2020 from 9 am - 3:30 pm
  • Mar 7, 2020 from 9 am - 3:30 pm
  • Apr 4, 2020 from 9 am - 3:30 pm
  • May 9, 2020 from 9 am - 3:30 pm
  • Jun 13, 2020 from 9 am - 3:30 pm

Child and Baby-Sitting Safety (CABS)

The Child and Baby-Sitting Safety (CABS) course, offered through the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), provides training in the business of babysitting, proper supervision, basic care-giving skills, and responding properly to ill or injured children and infants. Must be 11 years of age to participate. Participants should bring a lunch to class. Manual and other course materials are included.

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 business days in advance. Class fee is $65.

Choose one date to earn your 2 year certification:

  • Apr 11, 2020 from 9 am - 2 pm
  • Jun 27, 2020 from 9 am - 2 pm

Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid

The Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid course, offered through the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), is intended to assist healthcare providers, including professional rescuers, in learning or refining BLS skills for patients of all ages. These critical, potentially life-saving skills include performing high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (APR and automated external defibrillation (AED) as a single provider and part of a team. BLS also includes knowing how to relieve foreign body airway obstruction. Basic First Aid information is included in this 2 year certification.

This is a blended learning course. A link will be emailed one week before the class session. Online pre-work must be completed BEFORE attending the in-person session.

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 business days in advance. Class fee is $85.

Choose one date to complete the in-person skills and earn your 2 year certification:

  • Feb 14, 2020 from 1 - 4:30 pm
  • May 15, 2020 from 1 - 4:30 pm
  • Sep 18, 2020 from 1 - 4:30 pm

Basic Lifeguard - In Person courses

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency (EMS) personnel take over. Successful completion results in a 2 year certification in Lifeguard skills, CPR/AED for Lifeguards, and First Aid for Lifeguards.

You must be at least 15 years of age by course completion to participate in the Basic Lifeguard course.

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 business days in advance. Must attend and participate in all sessions to complete the course.

Class fee: $250. Incentives may be available for prospective employees of the Duluth Y.

  • Winter II Course: Apr 6-10, 2020 from 12 - 6 pm daily
  • Spring Course: May 18-22, 2020 from 4 - 9:30 pm daily

Basic Lifeguard - Blended Learning

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency (EMS) personnel take over. Successful completion results in a 2 year certification in Lifeguard skills, CPR/AED for Lifeguards, and First Aid for Lifeguards.

You must be at least 15 years of age by course completion to participate in the Basic Lifeguard course. Blended learning course participants will receive a link to the e-learning modules upon successful completion of the pre-course session. These modules must be completed before the remainder of the in-person sessions.

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 business days in advance. Must attend and participate in all sessions to complete the course.

Class fee: $250. Incentives may be available for prospective employees of the Duluth Y.

  • Winter I Pre-Course: Jan 15, 2020 from 5 - 6:30 pm; In-Person sessions: Jan 25-26 from 9 am - 7 pm
  • Spring Pre-Course: May 6, 2020 from 5 - 6:30 pm; In-Person sessions: May 16-17 from 9 am - 7 pm

Lifeguard Review

Persons seeking to renew their lifeguard certification at or near the end of their 2 year certification period are eligible to participate in a Review Class. This shortened version of the lifeguard class will review concepts and skills, and includes an opportunity to brush up on rescue and care-giving skills. Successful completion results in a 2 year certification in Lifeguard skills, CPR/AED for Lifeguards, and First Aid for Lifeguards.

You must have a current certification OR a certification that has expired no more than 30 days to be eligible to participate in a review session.

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 business days in advance. Must attend and participate in all sessions to complete the course.

Class fee: $130. Incentives may be available for prospective employees of the Duluth Y.

  • Winter II Course: Apr 18, 2020 from 8 am - 6 pm
  • Spring I Course: Jun 5, 2020 from 8 am - 6 pm
  • Spring II Course: Jun 6, 2020 from 8 am - 6 pm

Waterfront Lifeguard Module

The Waterfront Skills Module is to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in non-surf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds. Successful completion results in a 2 year certification in Waterfront Lifeguard skills, only valid with a current Basic Lifeguard certification.

You must have a current certification in basic lifeguard skills to participate.

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations must be made a minimum of 2 business days in advance. Must attend and participate in all sessions to complete the course.

Class fee: $130. Incentives may be available for prospective employees of the Duluth Y.

  • Spring I Course: Jun 7, 2020 from 9 am - 3 pm

Lifeguard Instructor Courses (LGI)

The purpose of the Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) course is to train instructors to teach the basic level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. Candidate must be at least 17 years of age on the last day of the course, have a current basic level certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, and successfully complete the online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course. Link for the online introduction will be provided before the first class session.

Full LGI Course: July 17, 2020 from 4-9:30 pm AND July 18-19, 2020 from 8 am - 6 pm. Cost: $300.

LGI/LGIT Review Course: This abbreviated re-certification course is for currently certified instructors and instructor trainers. Includes a basic lifeguard review. Jan 4, 2020 from 9 am - 5 pm. Cost: $150.

LGI/LGIT Review Course: This abbreviated re-certification course is for currently certified instructors and instructor trainers. Includes a basic lifeguard review. May 2, 2020 from 9 am - 5 pm. Cost: $150.

Basic Water Rescue

The purpose of the Basic Water Rescue course is to provide public safety personnel, camp personnel and day trip leaders, daycare workers, school teachers, aquatic fitness instructors, aquatic therapists, and those who participate in aquatic activities or work around water with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Includes classroom time as well as in-water practice. Must be comfortable standing in chest deep water. Upon completion, earn a 2 year certification. 

This course DOES NOT certify you as a lifeguard.

Can be offered on demand for groups of 4 or more.

Cost: $55.

Upcoming opportunities: TBA.

On Demand Courses

Any class listed can be offered on demand to groups of 4 or more. The Duluth Y is also able to offer the following:

  • Red Cross Shallow Water Lifeguard
  • Red Cross Aquatic Attraction Lifeguard
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches
  • Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Red Cross BLS for Health Care Providers
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Epinephrine Administration
  • Naloxone Training
  • ASHI Instructor Training

Contact Cheryl at cpodtburg@duluthymca.org to discuss your needs.