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American Red Cross
Lifeguard Training (Ages 15 and up)
Participants acquire the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent
drownings and injuries.
Minimum age of 15.
Swim 300 yards continuously.
Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
Treading water without using arms for 2 minutes.
Certificate Requirement -Attend all class sessions. Demonstrate competency
in all required skills and activities. Demonstrate competency in the 3 final skill
scenarios. Correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions in the three sections of the final written exam.
Certificate Issued and Validity Period
Lifeguarding/First Aid: 2 years CPR/AED/ for Lifeguards: 2 years
Participants must bring a sack lunch, swim suit, towel, water, sunscreen and water to class daily.
Please pick up the lifeguard manual and syllabus the week prior to the class start date. Participants must have completed the online blended learning course prior to the first day at the pool or they will be released from the program.
**If hired, if you work 300 hours in the first 6 months of employment, we will reimburse you the fees for this class minus the cost of the book and red cross certification.**
For questions regarding the course contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-559-6640