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American Red Cross Training Courses

Lifeguard Training Precourse Testing (Free)

Lifeguard Training Precourse Testing (free) – Interested in taking the Lifeguard Training Course?  Contact the pool to set up a time to take the prerequisite test.  Students who successfully complete the precourse test will be able to register for any upcoming lifeguard training course offered by the LSSD Pool.  The following skills will be tested:

Prerequisite 1: Complete a swim-tread-swim sequence without stopping to rest:

  • Jump into the water and totally submerge, resurface then swim 150 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. (Swimming on the back or side is not permitted. Swim goggles are allowed)
  • Maintain position at the surface of the water for 2 minutes by treading water using only the legs
  • Swim 50 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both

Prerequisite 2: Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:

  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. (The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed).
  • Surface dive (feet-first or head-first) to a depth of 7 – 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, holding the object at the surface with both hands and keeping the face out at or near the surface.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

 

Lifeguard Training ($200)

Become certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Students must be 15 years old by the end of the course. All class sessions must be attended to pass the class. Interested persons will need to schedule a time to complete the prerequisite swim test prior to the start of the course. Those who successfully pass the pre-course will be able to register for any upcoming lifeguard training course.  Participants must attend all days and times of the course in order to pass the course.  

Dates and Times:

  • Monday through Friday, July 22-25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Registration deadline - Wednesday, July 17

 

Lifeguard Training Recertification ($100)

Recertify your American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification. Students must currently certified or be within 30 days of expiration. 

Dates and Times:

  • Friday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Registration deadline - Tuesday, July 9

 

Lifeguard Training Instructor ($250)

Become certified to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and other courses.  Students must be 17 years old by the end of the course.  Participants must be currently certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard and pass a prerequisite test on the first day of the course.  Register online here.

Dates and Times:

  • Monday through Friday, August 12-16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Registration deadline - Friday, August 2

 

Lifeguard Training Instructor Recertification ($100)

Recertify your American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification.  Students must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification.  Register online here.

Dates and Times:

  • TBA

 

Water Safety Instructor ($250)

Upon successful completion, participants will receive certification in instructing the learn-to-swim and parent/child programs, water safety presentations, and basic water rescue. Students must be at least 16 years old and complete a swimming pretest on the first day of the course.  This is a blended learning course.  Part of the material will need to be completed online before the in person learning session.  Register online here.

Dates and Times:

  • Monday through Friday, July 15-19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Registration deadline - Friday, July 5