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Lifeguard Certification

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
Pre-requisites: To participate in the class, participants must pass the following pre-requisites:

  • Continuously swim 300 yards (using the front crawl & the breaststroke).

  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs.

  • In 1 minute & 40 seconds, you must swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10lb object from a depth of at least 7 feet, return it 20 yards and then exit the pool.

TO PASS the class, you must complete the following:

  • Attend every class session.

  • Participate in & complete all skill sessions.

  • Pass the written exam(s) with at least an 80%

  • Pass the final skill scenarios.

EVERY DAY please bring the following items:

  • Swimsuit, towel & any personal items you may need after you swim.

  • Pencil and any other note-taking utensils.

  • Your lunch and any snack you might want throughout the day (or money to purchase as needed).