About the Course:
Become a certified lifeguard in just six days. Students (must be 15 by the last class) will learn the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a professional manner. They will learn a number of lifeguard techniques such as surveillance, rescue procedures, and how to care for someone who may have a head, neck or back injury.
Participants must pass a pre-course skills test and attend all classes in order to obtain certification. Please note that all fees include a $25 nonrefundable deposit in the event that a participant does not pass the pre-course skills test and is ineligible for the training program.
Pre-Course Skills Tests:
Feb./March Session: February 11, Sunday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Recreation Center Pool
April Session: March 25, Sunday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Recreation Center Pool
Schedule & Fees:
|Feb. 25 - March 25||Sunday 10:30 am to 5:30 pm||Barlow Mtn Pool||5|
|April 8 - April 12||Sun. - Thu. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm||Barlow Mtn Pool||5|
*Please note: The registration deadline for the Feb./March session is February 3. The deadline for the April session is March 21.
Pre-Course Skills Tested
- Perform a 550 yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. Swim goggles are allowed.
- Tread water for 2 minutes without support and without stopping. When treading, only the legs can be used. The head must remain above the surface of the water.
- Swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object. Goggles are not allowed for this event.
- Starting in the water, swim 5 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Submerge, swim under water, and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water. Return to the surface after picking up all three dive rings and continue to swim another 5 yards to complete the skill sequence. Goggles are not allowed for this event.