Y Aquatic Safety Assistant (YASA)
Youth Ages 14+
This course presents the skills needed to prevent and recognize aquatic risks as well as assist lifeguards in emergency situations. Participants will become certified in CPR/BLS, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration upon completion of this course. This course is highly recommended for fitness instructors and back yard pool owners. If you would like to receive a Lifeguard Certification after you have received a YASA Certification, you will only need to take a portion of the Lifeguard Certification Course.
WHAT TO BRING
“On the Guard, the YMCA Lifeguard Manual” the 2016 edition (YPSAQ0499) is available for $33 through the Y Program Store. Call 1-800-747-0089 or go to ymcaprogramstore.com to order.
Swimsuit, pen, paper and photo ID
Extra towels and warm clothing if you tend to chill quickly
Pass the following physical competency requirements conducted on the first day of class:
Sprint 100 yards of front crawl
In shallow water sprint for a distance of 20’, then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 4’-6’ of water.
Pick up an object from the bottom of the pool, surface, tread water for at least 1 minute and replace the object back to the bottom of the pool
Swim the remaining length to the end of the pool and hoist yourself out of the water.
Immediately begin compression of the chest of an adult mannequin for 1 minute/100 compressions; stand and listen to directions from the instructor.
Norman Y Members & OKC Staff: $60
All Others: $80
Late Registration fee: $20
Must be current in YASA and attend the first two days of class for re-certification.
Stephanie Settle - Training & Staff Development Coordinator
(405) 364-9622 Ext. 135 or Settle@YMCANorman.org