About the Course:
Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies with the American Red Cross lifeguard training. Blending learning style is a combination of both in-person and online learning which accommodates individual learning styles and allows participants to learn at their own pace. Students have access to the online content for the period of certification and may log on as needed to reference content or refresh their knowledge. This type of format allows instructors to focus on skill practice and assessment during all sessions, rather than lecture.
Upon completion, you will be certified in Lifeguarding with Pool and Waterfront Skills, First Aid, and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers.
Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of class (Jan. 30) and pass a pre-course swimming skills test prior to taking the course. To receive certification, students must attend all in-person skills sessions, complete all the online coursework, and pass the written and skills tests.
Pre-Course Skills Test:
You must call the Aquatic Office at (203) 431-2755 x2123 to schedule a pre-course skills test.
Schedule & Fees:
Location: Barlow Mountain Pool (115 Barlow Mountain Road)
A CPR mask, fanny pack, and Lifeguard Manual are included.
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 Lifeguard Training Course.
|Jan 9 - Jan. 30 (no class 1/16)||Sunday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm|
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.