Life Skills Save Lives

4 lifeguardsBECOME A CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD

If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great part-time job or a challenging career, that’s in demand, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program is one of the best places to start.

Learning is fun and easy! Through videos, group discussion, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn—

  • Rescue skills for use in the water and on land.
  • First aid and professional rescuer CPR/AED training to help you prepare for an emergency.
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities.
  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries.

Prerequisites

  • Swim a minimum of 550 yards continuously in a prone position.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Swim 20 yards, feet-first surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to surface swim 20 yards, hold an object with both hands keeping face at or near pool surface
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface, and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool

Choose the class that works best for you!

WHEN and TIME:

July 8 – July 13, Pre-test July 8, 4 pm

Weekday evenings 6-9:30 pm and Saturday 1- 6 pm

August 4 – August 10, Pre-test August 4, 4 pm

Weekday evenings 6-9:30 pm and Saturday 1- 6 pm

FEE: Member: $275 / Community Member: $375

CPR pocket mask and participant manual included

CONTACT: Maureen Scinto, Director of Aquatics, at 203 255 2834 ext. 2318 or MScinto@cccymca.org

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