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Lifeguard Training



Course Description:  The course will provide training for pool settings.  100% attendance, with full participation in all scheduled classes, successful completion of all critical skill, and written exams (with an 80% or better) will certify the candidate in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training with First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer (valid for two years).

Requirements:  Minimum age 15 years old.  Swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order:

  • 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick.  Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front. 

  • 100 yards breast stroke using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence.

  • 100 yards either front crawl or breaststroke.  This 100 yards may be a combination of front crawl and breaststroke.
  • Tread Water for 2 minutes using only the legs.

  • Swim 20 yards starting in the water, surface dive 7-10 ft, retrieve a 10lb object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute 40 seconds.

Schedule:  Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:00 AM-5:30 PM February 17-19

MANDATORY Swim Test contact jduddy@abgclub.org to make an appointment for the pretest. 

Fee:  $300* Registration deadline is Feb 1st *includes $50 non-refundable fee.

Refunds:  There will be absolutely no refunds once you start the class, including those who drop out or fail the course.  Refunds will only be made if one fails swim pretest minus $50.

Other Concerns:  Swim goggles will not be permitted on any of the rescue drills, swimmers with contact lenses are strongly encouraged to bring cleaning kits and storage cases.

Students who have asthma or other medical conditions are strongly encouraged to bring your medication with you to the poolside.

Day: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Date: 2/17-2/19
Fee: $300




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