Life Skills Save Lives

Lifeguards talkingBecome a certified Lifeguard

If you’re 15-24 years old 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. Lifeguarding lets you work as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. You could even save a life!

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 demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. (Swimming on the back is not allowed, swim goggles can be worn.)
  • Tread water for 3 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 a10 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

ENROLL TODAY!

Waterfront Lifeguarding

WHEN:

Friday, July 19        6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Saturday, July 20    9:00 am–6:00 pm

Sunday, July 21      10:00 am–5:00 pm

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

Books, Certification and CPR pocket mask included

CONTACT: Justine Dupree, Aquatics Director, at jdupree@cccymca.org

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