Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Purpose:  To provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies.  To provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Prerequisites:

Must be at least 15 years of age on or before the last day of the course.

Able to pass the following prerequisite swim skills on the first day of class:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
    • Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breastroke or a combination of both.
    • Swimming on the back or side is NOT allowed. Goggles may be used.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water swim 20 yards. Face may be out of the water.  Goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive feet or head first to a depth of 7 - 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface.  Exit the water without using the ladder or steps.

Course length: 30 Hours

Thoreau Swim Members: $325 | Community Members: $375

Upcoming Courses:

February 21st, 22nd & 23rd

Class meets 10:00am-8:00pm each day

 

March 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th

Class meets 8:00am-3:30pm each day 

 

April 18th, 19th & 20th

Class meets 10:00am-8:00pm each day 

 

May 21st, 22nd & 23rd 

Class meets 10:00am-8:00pm each day 

 

June 11th, 12th & 13th 

Class meets 10:00am-8:00pm each day 

 

June 18th, 19th & 20th

Class meets 10:00am-8:00pm each day 

 

 

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification 

Purpose:  To provide currently certified Lifeguards updated knowledge and skills to recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies.  To provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Prerequisites:

Must be currently certified American Red Cross Lifeguard. Able to pass the following prerequisite swim skills on the first day of class:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
    • Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breastroke or a combination of both.
    1. Swimming on the back or side is NOT allowed. Goggles may be used.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water swim 20 yards. Face may be out of the water.  Goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive feet or head first to a depth of 7 - 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface.  Exit the water without using the ladder or steps.

Course length: 13 hours

Thoreau Swim Members: $149 | Community Members: $199

Upcoming Courses: 

February 24th & 25th

Class meets 1:00pm-7:30pm both days 

 

March 31st & April 1st 

Class meets 1:00pm-7:30pm both days 

 

April 21st & 22nd 

Class meets 8:00am-2:30pm both days

 

May 19th & 20th

Class meets 1:00pm-7:30pm both days 

 

June 16th & 17th 

Class meets 10:00am -4:30pm both days

 

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