American Red Cross 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:

December 26th-28th Class meets 9:00am-7:00pm each day 

January 7th-9th Class meets 9:00am-7:00pm each day

February 18th-20th Class meets 9:00am-7:00pm each day

March 18th-20th Class meets 9:00am-7:00pm 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:

December 22nd- 23rd Class meets 9:00am-3:30pm both days

January 11th Class meets 8:00am-9:00pm for the one day course 

February 22nd Class meets 8:00am-9:00pm for the one day course 

 

 

 

For the review course, you must have current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification to participate. If your certification goes more than 30 days expired, you are not eligible to participate in the review course.

 

Proof of a current certification must be provided on the first day of class. You may check the status of your certification at Redcross.org/digitalcert

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