NEW Lifeguard Certification Scholarships
The Westport Weston Family YMCA is passionate about making our programming inclusive and available to all. We are pleased to share that the WWFY has received funding to award 15, needs-based, Lifeguard Certification Scholarships leading up to the Summer season. These scholarships allow us to reach underserved young adults (ages 15-23) in Lower Fairfield County and give them access to transformational opportunities and experiences to learn new skills, meet new people, and find purpose in gainful employment.
AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING COURSE
The American Red Cross lifeguarding course provdes entry-level lifeguards with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies, as well as to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. Not only does this class provide the individual with essential skills, but offers the opportunity to have and hold a job as a lifeguard, providing purpose and the ability to earn an income.
LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION, 2-DAY COURSE DATES
From 9AM – 7 PM, located in the Westport Weston Family YMCA Aquatics Center.
May 7 & 8
May 14 & 15
June 4 & 5
June 11 & 12
QUALIFICATION FOR THIS NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP
In order to qualify for this needs-based scholarship, download and complete the application and return to Julia Marshella, Development Director, via email or mail to: Westport Weston Family YMCA, 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Westport 06880, Attn: Julia Marshella, Development Director. Strong swimming skills are required to participate. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all 15 slots have been filled.