Fond du Lac Family YMCA offers community training courses

The Fond du Lac Family YMCA is offering community training courses, open to both Y members and the community.

American Red Cross Babysitting

This class is designed for students ages 11 and older.  In this class you will learn the skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for infants and children, including responding to emergencies with first aid, making good decisions under pressure, communicating effectively with parents, recognizing safety and hygiene issues, managing young children, feeding, diapering and caring for infants.  This class is offered on Saturday, January 13 and on Saturday, March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fees:  $55 Y member | $75 community participant

Stay Home Alone Class

This class is designed for kids ages 8-12. The class is run through our Y to promote safety for kids who are old enough to be home alone as well as in the Y and other places in the community without an adult or someone directly watching over them.  Within this class, some of the topics covered will include internet safety, fire safety, weather emergencies and stranger danger.  This class is offered on Saturday, February 10 and on Saturday, April 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Fees:  $20 Y member | $45 community participant

American Heart Association BLS CPR and AED

The American Heart Association’s CPR and AED learning programs helps increase survival rates by training people just like you to respond quickly. The sad truth is most people don’t survive a cardiac arrest. Four to six minutes is the window of opportunity for someone to act before it’s too late, but fewer than one-third of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from someone nearby. This course teaches hands-on lifesaving skills. Upon completion of this 3 hour class you will receive the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) certification.  This class is offered on Wednesday, March 7 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Fees:  $20 Y member | $40 community participant

Lifeguarding Course

Interested in a great summer job or a challenging career as a professional lifeguard? Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue, and surveillance skills. First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills needed to work as a professional lifeguard. Prerequisites: – Must be 15 or older by the last day of the class -Swim 300 yards continuously -Tread water for 2 minutes -Swim 20 yards, surface dive, retrieve a 10lb brick, swim 20 yards back and exit the water without using ladder. Must attend all 3 classes to obtain certification: February 2nd from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, February 3th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and February 4th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Fees: $150 Member | $180 Community Participant

Registration for these community training classes is now open and space is limited.  Registration is in person at the Y or online at  To learn more about these classes, go to the Y’s website at or call 920.921.3330.


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