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Lifeguard Certification










ARC Lifeguard Training
Full course
The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatics emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Upon completion of this course participants will receive American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for 2 years.

Prerequisites

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final day of the course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete the following events in 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Face may be in or out of the water.
    • 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 with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Length

  • Approximately 25 hours and 25 minutes
  • Course times may vary to include breaks

Certification Requirements

  • Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
  • Pass the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with minimum grades of 80 percent.

Review course

The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting. The review course format optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations.

The responsibility for preparing for the final written exam is shared by the instructor and the participant. Upon completion of this course participants will receive American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for 2 years.

Prerequisites
Individuals with a current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate may participate in the review course.

Length

  • Approximately 12 hours
  • Course times may vary to include breaks.

Certification Requirements

  • Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
  • Pass the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with minimum grades of 80 percent.

 

 

Lifeguard Certification Course

 

Lifeguard Re-Certification Course

AMERICAN RED CROSS

YMCA OF WASHINGTON COUNTY

This course is designed to give participants the basic skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in pools and aquatic environments. This comprehensive course offers up to date information on how to guard, anticipate, and prevent problems and to take action to help those in need. CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications are included in the cost of the program. MUST be able to swim 300 yards.

Lifeguards that work 100 hours before July 1st, 2020 for the Kalona City Pool or the Steele Aquatic Center, will be reimbursed for the lifeguard certification.

AGES: 15+

WHEN: May Class TBD

TIME: May Class TBD

COST: $185

WHERE: Washington Community YMCA

             121 East Main St, Washington, Ia. 52353
TO REGISTER CALL: Washington YMCA 319-653-2141

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Nick Gearhart at aquatics@washingtony.org or nickgearhart@hotmail.com

 

Limited to 10 Participants!

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS

YMCA OF WASHINGTON COUNTY

This course is designed to provide participants with renewed training in basic skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in pools and aquatic environments. This course offers up to date information on how to guard, anticipate, and prevent problems and to take action to help those in need. CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications are included in the cost of the program. MUST be able to swim 300 yards. Lifeguards are required to be re-certified every 2 years.

AGES: 15+

WHEN: May Class TBD

TIME: May Class TBD

COST: $85

WHERE: Washington Community YMCA

121 East Main St Washington, Ia. 52353
TO REGISTER CALL: Washington YMCA 319-653-2141

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Nick Gearhart at aquatics@washingtony.org or nickgearhart@hotmail.com

 

Limited to 10 Participants!