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2020-2021 Lifeguard Certification & Recertifications

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired as an official Red Cross lifeguard. Our detailed training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The certification, which includes First Aid, CPR and AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide. The American Red Cross is the most respected source for training and certification of this kind.

 

COURSE SCHEDULE & FEES

Recertification class - $190 due at time of registration

April 2, 2021 8a-6p

April 26, 2021 7a-5p

May 8, 2021 8am-6pm

May 9, 2021 8am-6pm

 

Complete class - $275 due at time of registration

March 20-21, 2021 8a-6p each day  FULL
March 27-28, 2021 8a-6p each day  FULL

April 3-4, 2021 8am-6pm each day FULL
April 17-18, 2021 8am-6pm each day FULL

April 24, 2021 11a-9p and April 25, 2021 9a-7p

May 1-2, 2021 8a-6p each day
May 15-16, 2021 8am-6pm each day
May 22-23, 2021 8am-6pm each day

June 12-13, 2021 8a-6p each day

 

COVID-19 MITIGATION PLANS

Lifeguard Training requires close contact with other participants in order to practice lifesaving skills. To mitigate exposure, class participants will be grouped to create a lower risk for exposure to COVID-19. Please note that there are rescue techniques mandated from the American Red Cross that may require class participants to come into close contact with another class participant.

 

Upon entry, participants will be asked a series of questions in order to determine if they have been exposed to COVID-19 or are showing symptoms. Additionally, each participant will be required to submit a temperature scan upon entry.

 

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES


Students must

 

  • Be at least 15 years old by the last day of class
  • Pass a swimming skills test prior to taking lifeguarding courses (refunds will not be provided for failing these tests):
    • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of these strokes only; swimming on back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. You should place your hands under your armpits.
    • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Swim goggles are NOT allowed.
      • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water.
      • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
      • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back returning to the starting point. Both hands should be holding the object at all times while keeping your face at or near the surface of the water. Time stops when you exit the water and stand on deck.
  • To be eligible for the recertification class, candidates must have a currently valid American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification.
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