F.A.S.T. (Future Aquatic Staff Training)
F.A.S.T. is a great new program that gives you knowledge, attitude and skills to
properly prepare you for teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding. This program
encourages participants to continue with aquatics once they have completed
swimming lessons. This is an effective transition from upper level swim classes to
becoming an Aquatic Staff Member. The following are some questions and
answers that may help you get ready for class.
What are the enrollment requirements?
This class is for teens, ages 11-15.
You may register at any YMCA Front Desk, on line (www.greenbayymca.org) or
by phone (436-9595). Discover, Mastercard and Visa are accepted.
What will I learn in class?
This class is designed to guide you into becoming a swim instructor/lifeguard.
Participants will spend time in the classroom, as well as having the opportunity to
spend time in the water practicing their skills. Students will be introduced to
communication and decision-making skills. You will be taught ways to help
prevent accidents, to be physically capable of performing lifeguard responsibilities,
understand basic emergency procedures, how to effectively guide others and about
the roles & responsibilities of a professional lifeguard. You will also learn to teach
basic swimming skills, lead a swim class, assist other instructors and learn basic
What if I don’t pass?
F.A.S.T. is NOT a pass/fail class. There is no final written exam or skill
evaluations. Students are not expected to master skills or perfectly execute them.
This course is intended to broaden horizons and prepare each student for becoming
a lifeguard and/or swim instructor.
Who should I ask if I have additional questions?
If you have additional questions about this class, please feel free to talk to the
instructor before or after class, or you may contact an Aquatics Director at the
East Side Center 436-1246 West Side Center 436-9518
Have a wonderful time in class!
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information contact the YMCA at 436-9622.