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This certification course gives participants the skills and knowledge needed to become certified life guards. It offers up-to-date information on how to anticipate and prevent problems and how to take action to help those in danger. It also covers safety and survival skills every swimmer needs to know, accident prevention, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills and first aid in aquatic environments. Complete attendance is required and all e-learnings must be completed before the in-class portion of training.  

Y LIFEGUARD PREREQUISITES (Conducted in class on the first day)

•    Must be at least 15 years of age in order to participate in class.
•    Has to complete a 300 yard swim continuously utilizing freestyle, breaststroke, or a combination of the two.
•    Must complete a 20 yard swim, followed by a 6ft dive and retrieve a 10lb. weight, resurface and swim on back to starting point, and exit the pool. All to be completed in under 1 minute and 40 sec.
•    Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes continuously.


DATE:  April 8 - 10

COST $200


Call 704.982.1916 to register.

Emily James, Aquatics Director


Male lifeguard in red shirt with swim tube