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Safe Sitter Essentials

Safe Sitter® teaches students safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students will learn safety skills, childcare skills, first aid/rescue skills, and life/business skills from the instructor-led class. There will be a lunch break, but lunch is not provided. Please bring your own.

Chippewa Falls YMCA 

  • No upcoming classes scheduled at this time.

  • 9:00 AM-2:30 PM

  • Members: $70 | Non-Members: $85

  • Ages: Entering Grade 6 and Older

Eau Claire Downtown YMCA



Safe@Home by Safe Sitter® is a program designed for students in grades 4 & 5 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. This 90-minute class will teach students about safe habits and how to deal with situations such as power failures, injuries, illnesses, and weather emergencies.

Chippewa Falls YMCA

  • No upcoming classes scheduled at this time.

  • 9:30-11:00 AM

  • FEE: $30 Members | $40 Non-Members

  • AGE: Grades 4-6

Eau Claire Downtown YMCA


CPR/AED/First Aid - Community Trainings

Instructs individuals to respond appropriately to breathing, cardiac, and first aid emergencies and decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a person experiencing cardiac arrest. Additional classes are available for the Health Care Professional and Rescuer.


Lifeguard Certification & Review


Instructs participants in the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies through water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, CPR/AED, first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies, Prerequisites: ability to swim 300 yards (100 front crawl with rhythmic breathing, 100 breaststroke and 100 of front crawl and breaststroke); swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 9 ft., retrieve a 10-lb object, return to surface, swim 20 yards on back with both hands on the brick to the start point and exit the water within 1 min., 40 secs., and treading water for 2 minutes without using arms. A review class is also available for those who already hold there certification but need it renewed.


Water Safety Instructor


Train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress. Prerequisites: Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:

  • Front crawl—25 yards

  • Back crawl—25 yards Breaststroke—25 yards

  • Elementary backstroke—25 yards

  • Sidestroke—25 yards

  • Butterfly—15 yards

  • Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)

  • Tread water for 1 minute


Community Training 

How to Reverse an Opioid Overdose

Participants will learn how to administer nasal Narcan in the event of an opioid overdose. Participants will also receive a free Narcan kit to take home. The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley, Chippewa County Public Health, & CHIP - Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership are partnering for the community training.


  • Trainings will resume in Fall of 2024.

WhereChippewa Falls YMCA | Community Room

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