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Water Safety Instructor Course (Pre-Test)

The purpose of this Pre-Test course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. All participants must register with a personal email address to access the Red Cross Learning Center. To participate in the Water Safety Instructor Course, individuals must: 

  • Be at least 16 years of age on or before the final day of class
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:
  1. Swim the following strokes with proficience 
    • Front Crawl - 25 yards
    • Back Crawl - 25 yards
    • Breaststroke - 25 yards
    • Elementary Backstroke - 25 yards
    • Butterfly – 15 yards
  2. Maintain position on back for 1 minutes in deep water (floating or sculling)

  3. Tread water for 1 minute

Dates offered

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Lifeguard Instructor Course

The purpose of this course is to train instructors to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding Courses.

Dates offered
Fee: $220 per person
Ages: Students must be 17 years or older, possess a current American Red Cross Certificationfor Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
Registration online or at the Walkup Aquatic Center

REQUIRED MATERIALS

The following materials are required for all American Red Cross Lifeguard courses. Class materials can be purchased at http://www.redcrossstore.org/

  • Hip Pack
  • Whistle and lanyard (fox 40 Whistle)
  • CPR Mask
  • Swim Suit & Towel
  • Goggles
  • Laptop/Tablet
  • Notebook & Pencil
  • 2024 Lifeguard Manual

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Lifeguard Training Pre-Course and New Certification

The lifeguard training pre-course consists of the following:

  • Prerequisite 1: 
    • Jump into the water from the side, totally submerge, recover to the surface and swim 150 yards using either front crawl or breaststroke, demonstrating breath control.
    • After swimming 150 yards, maintain position at the surface of the water without support for 2 minutes by treading.
    • After maintaining the position at the surface of the water for 2 minutes, swim 50 more yards.
  • Prerequisite 2 (Time Event)
  • Complete the following sequence within 1 minute and 40 seconds, without goggles.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards.
    • Surface dive (head or feet first) to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point, holding the object at the surface with both hands and keeping your face at or near the surface.
    • Place the object on the pool deck and exit the water without using the steps of ladder.

Date: March 11, 2024 & May 21, 2024
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Walkup Aquatic Center - Deep End of the Main Pool
Fee: $25 per person
Ages: Must be 15 years old by completion of the class
Registration online or at the Walkup Aquatic Center

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Lifeguard Blended Learning

This course is designed to be flexible for participants. Participants are required to complete work online prior to the start of each class; half of the class has to be completed online at participants' discretion and half of the class is conducted at the facility for practice testing. Each participant must complete the lifeguard training pre-course.


Date:
 March 25 - 29, 2024
Time:
11:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Walkup Aquatic Center
Fee: $180 per person
Ages: Must be 15 years old by completion of the class

REQUIRED MATERIALS

The following materials are required for all American Red Cross Lifeguard courses. Class materials can be purchased at www.redcross.org
**Fox 40 Whistles & Lanyards, Hip Packs, CPR Masks are now available for sale at the Front Desk

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Water Safety Instructor Course

The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. All participants must register with a personal email address to access the Red Cross Learning Center. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certification for Water Safety Instructor valid for 2 years.

To participate in the Water Safety Instructor Course, individuals must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age on or before the final day of class
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:
    • Swim the following strokes with proficiency
      • Front Crawl - 25 yards
      • Back Crawl - 25 yards
      • Breaststroke - 25 yards
      • Elementary Backstroke - 25 yards
      • Butterfly – 15 yards
    • Maintain position on back for 1 minutes in deep water (floating or sculling)
    • Tread water for 1 minute

Course Materials needed during class sessions:

  • Material is available at www.redcrossstore.org
  • Water Safety Instructor Manual (print)
  • Swimming and Water Safety ManualSwimsuit & Towel

Dates Offered
Fee: $180 per person (minimum of 6 participants)
Pre-Test: Nov. 29, 2023, 6:30 - 7:30pm, $25 per registrant. 

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Lifeguard Review

If you currently hold the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, you qualify to take the Lifeguard Review instead of taking the complete Lifeguard Class again. The course "tests out" the participants from all the practical and written exams they would take in the regular Lifeguarding class, and it only "reviews" materials instead of "teaching". As of 2012, the American Red Cross discontinued Lifeguard Challenges, so this is the quickest way a current lifeguard can renew their certification. In order to participate in the review course participants must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification or certification that has been expired for less than 30 days.

Dates Offered
Fee: $180 per person
Ages:
Must be 16 years old

Required Materials

The following materials are required for all American Red Cross Lifeguard courses. Class materials can be purchased at http://www.redcrossstore.org/

Register Online

 

Lifeguard Instructor Review Course

The purpose of this course is for currently certified American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructors to maintain their skills and certification. All participants must register with a personal email address to access the Red Cross Learning Center. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certification for Lifeguarding Instructor valid for 2 years.

Date: March 2, 2024
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Walkup Aquatic Center
Fee: $180 per person
Ages: Students must be 17 years or older, possess a current American Red Cross Certificationfor Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
Requirements: Possess a current basic-level certification in Lifeguarding Instructor, Complete the online learning content on the Red Cross Learning Center, Obtain all instructor and participant materials before entering the first session of the instructor course.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

The following materials are required for all American Red Cross Lifeguard courses. Class materials can be purchased at http://www.redcrossstore.org/

  • Hip Pack
  • Whistle and lanyard (fox 40 Whistle)
  • CPR Mask (adult and pediatric)
  • Swim Suit & Towel
  • American Redcross Lifeguarding Instructor’s Manual (print)
  • 2024 Lifeguard Manual

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