This class will certify you as a lifeguard through the American Red Cross. You must be 15 years of age by the first class date. Students should have Level 5 swimming skills. Participants must pass a proficiency test.You will be tested for your ability to do specific skills. All skills must be completed in a satisfactory manner to continue in the course.
Requirements are as follows:
Swim 300 yards continuously, using each of the following strokes in the following order: 100 yards breaststroke using rhythmic breathing; and100 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing, or breaststroke. (The last 100 yards may be a mixture of front crawl and breaststroke) *There is no time requirement; however, the 300 yards must be continuous – no walking on the bottom or stopping at the side of the pool.
Swim 20 yards front crawl or breaststroke, dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-lb object, return it to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point and exit the water without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
If you successfully complete the course, you will receive a certification in Lifeguarding, CPR, AED, First Aid (valid two years)