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We require all of our lifeguards to be Red Cross certified. Below is a list of requirements and other information about the class.
PRE-COURSE SESSION TEST, COURSE REQUIREMENTS, AND PREREQUISITES
- Must be at least 15 years of age or older (at conclusion of course)
- Must swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order:
- 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick
- 100 yards of breaststroke
- 100 yards of either front crawl (using rhythmic breathing), breaststroke, or a combination of both
- There is not a time requirement for this skill
- Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a minimum depth of 7 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, and swim back to the starting point with the object. When returning to the starting point, you must:
- Hold the 10 pound object with both hands
- Keep your face above water
- There is a time requirement for this skill
Lifeguard Training Course Completion Requirements:
- Must attend all class sessions
- Must pass all pre-course water tests
- Demonstrate competency in all required skills
- Demonstrate competency in all three final skill scenarios
- Correctly answer at least 80% of the questions in each of the four sections of the final written examination
Items to bring:
- Loose clothing
- Bathing suit / swim trunks (please check with your instructor on what counts as appropriate swim wear)
- American Red Cross Lifeguard book **If you do not have this book, you will need to purchase one from the instructor. Each student must have their own current American Red Cross Lifeguarding book.
- Check or cash **Make checks out to BiState Pool Management
- Reading glasses if you normally wear them OR an extra pair of contacts
There will be a lunch break. You may leave the building or bring a sack lunch.