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River Friends Day Camp (ages 2 – 6)

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Holistic Yoga Series with Bari Ruck

Physical Therapy with ProClinix

Pickleball

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Youth, Teen, and Family Fitness

Aquatics

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

Private Swim Lessons

Hammerheads Swim Team

Lap Swimming

Adult Group Swim Lessons

PADI Open Water Scuba Diving (ages 10 & up)

Adult Enrichment

Renard Lecture Series

Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

Senior Social Club

Broad River (Women’s Networking Group)

River Friends Day Camp (ages 2 – 6)

Early Childhood Center

Early Childhood Center: Turning 2’s

Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

River Friends Day Camp (ages 2 – 6)

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Early Childhood Center

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Early Childhood Center: Turning 2’s

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Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

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Children

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Youth, Teen, and Family Fitness & Recreation

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Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

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Volunteer Opportunity for Teens: MLK Day of Service

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Alexander Technique

Fitness Center

Personal Training

Group Exercise

Holistic Yoga Series with Bari Ruck

Physical Therapy with ProClinix

Pickleball

Tai Chi

Youth, Teen, and Family Fitness

Alexander Technique

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Fitness Center

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Personal Training

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Group Exercise

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Holistic Yoga Series with Bari Ruck

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Physical Therapy with ProClinix

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Pickleball

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Tai Chi

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Youth, Teen, and Family Fitness

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

Private Swim Lessons

Hammerheads Swim Team

Lap Swimming

Adult Group Swim Lessons

PADI Open Water Scuba Diving (ages 10 & up)

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

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Aquatics Exercise

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Private Swim Lessons

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Hammerheads Swim Team

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Lap Swimming

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Youth Group Swim Lessons

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Adult Group Swim Lessons

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PADI Open Water Scuba Diving (ages 10 & up)

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Jewish Life

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Special Needs

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Renard Lecture Series

Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

Senior Social Club

Broad River (Women’s Networking Group)

Renard Lecture Series

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Special Event: MLK Day of Service 2022

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Senior Social Club

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Broad River (Women’s Networking Group)

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

TRAIN TO BE A CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD FOR THE SHAMES JCC ON THE HUDSON!

Become a certified lifeguard by taking our American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course. This job is perfect for high school students, college students, part-time workers who enjoy the flexibility and a work/life balance, and even retirees! If you love to swim, community, and want to work in a welcoming and exciting atmosphere, this is the perfect opportunity!

Class Overview

The primary 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 professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. This program offers a choice of Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience.

Winter & Spring Schedule 2022

 

Prices: Lifeguard $450/$475; Water Safety Instructor (WSI): $500/$550; Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) $525/$500.

Classes are held on Saturday (10:00 am – 6:00 pm) and Sunday (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) of one week and Saturday (10:00 am – 6:00 pm) the following weekend.

 

Jan 8,  Jan 9, Jan 15 Register for January

Feb 12, 13, 19 Register for February

Mar 5, 6, 12 Register for March

Apr 2, 3, 9 Register for April

May 14, 15, 21 Register for May

Prerequisites: 

  • Complete all Blended Learning before day one.
  • Candidates must:
  • Be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
  • 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.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • 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 so they are able to get a breath.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • To successfully complete the Lifeguarding course, candidates must:
  • Attend the entire course and participate in all class sessions.
  • Actively participate in all course activities, including assuming various roles during scenarios.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
  • Pass the final skills scenarios.
  • Successfully pass final written exams with a minimum grade of 80%. If a participant fails to reach the minimum 80% on the final written exam, a retest is allowed using the other version of the exam, provided that the participant has passed the practical assessment.

For questions, please reach out to Eric Hammermeister at [email protected].

Eric Hammermeister

Senior Director of Aquatics

(914) 366-7898 x1140

Eric is a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran with over 15 years as an aquatics professional.  He is an American Red Cross Instructor Trainer, American Heart Association Instructor, and United States…

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Due to special youth basketball events, the Gymnasium will be CLOSED for Open Basketball on Sunday 1/23 from 1:30 – 6:00 pm, and Saturday 1/22 and Saturday 1/29 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; Sunday 1/30; 1:30 – 4:30 pm