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Aquatics Education

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Charger Aquatics at Albuquerque Academy is partnering with the American Red Cross to present aquatics safety certification courses to the greater- Albuquerque community.

Lifeguard courses are offered periodically throughout the year.  Upon completion of the course, which includes online content, students are certified in First Aid, CPR/AED and as lifeguards through the American Red Cross.

Charger Aquatics is offering two Lifeguarding courses at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium this spring. 

The first class begins with an orientation on February 11, 2018 (4:00-5:00 pm) with practical skills, in-pool skills and testing March 17-18 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm both days). 

The second class will begin with orientation on March 11, 2017 (4:00 – 5:00 pm) with practical skills, in-pool skills and testing April 14-15 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm both days)

The orientation includes a bit of paperwork, an explanation of the class, including the online part of the course, as well as a water test.  The water test includes: swim 300 yards continuously (freestyle AND breaststroke), tread water for 2 minutes without using hands, and swim to pick up a brick off the bottom of the pool (timed).

Students must be 15 years of age by the last date of the class in order to participate.

Fee is $120.00 plus an online fee of $35.00 that is paid to the American Red Cross.

Space is limited to 10 students per class.  Please e-mail Carolyn Snyder at snyder@aa.edu or call at 858-8808 to reserve your spot.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Snyder at 505-858-8808 or snyder@aa.edu.