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Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training classes are offered at the Community Center.

Requirements
  • Minimum age 15 on or before the completion of the class
  • Must swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order:
    100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, flutter kick (rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front);
    100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence;
    100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke. The 100 yards may be a combination of front crawl or breaststroke. (Note: There is no time requirement for this skill.)
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point while maintaining two hands on the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minutes, 40 seconds.
  • Attendance at all classes is required.

Note
  • Class emphasizes victim recognition, surveillance, equipment-based rescues, Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
  • Attendance in the course does not guarantee Lifeguard certification. Candidates must pass written and practical exams. 
  • No refunds issued seven days prior to the start date of class.

For information about class dates and times, see the Recreation Brochure.