Training and Certifications

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The YMCA of Pueblo offers training and certifications for health and safety such as CPR/AED/First Aid. Courses are taught by accredited professionals. 

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The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers course is to teach those with a duty to act (professional rescuers and health care providers) the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical personnel take over. This includes the use of an automated external defi brillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest. To successfully complete the course, you must attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, and pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent. Some skill sessions require strenuous physical activity. Please wear comfortable clothing and avoid wearing dangling jewelry or jewelry with sharp edges. If you have a medical condition or disability or if you have any questions regarding your ability to participate fully in this course, discuss this with your health care provider and the local Red Cross chapter before you start the course. Before attending the fi rst class, please be sure you have read the attached document, Health Precautions and Guidelines During Training. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers certificate.


The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the
knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing
and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. This is a blended learning course where you will be required to do a large portion of the course online. 

Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. You should place your hands under your armpits.
Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
¦ Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
¦ Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
¦ Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands
holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You
should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Up coming Dates

April 21-23 

May 19-21

June 2-4

For more info contact Sarah Wells [email protected] or  719.543.5151 x 401