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Red Cross Training

Swim-in Zone offers Red Cross Lifeguard Training Courses.

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Course Offerings

Swim-in Zone offers Shallow and Deep Water Lifeguard Courses and Recertification classes.

Shallow Water Lifeguarding

For those that will be guarding in water ≤ 5ft.

Deep Water Lifeguarding

For those that will be guarding that is greater than 5ft.

Lifeguard Recertification

The lifguard review course is held once a year to recertify both shallow and deep water guards. 

Schedule

Lifeguard Training 2020

Below are our course dates for 2020. Students must attend all dates for each course.

Full Courses

January – March Course

  • January 31st – Prerequiste Skills
  • Febuary 16th
  • Febuary 23rd
  • March 1st

May – June Course

  • May 22nd – Prerequiste Skills
  • May 31st
  • June 7th
  • June 13th

 

Review Course

May 17th

Prerequisite Skills

All students must pass the following prerequisite skills to be eligable to become a lifeguard

Deep Water Lifeguard

  1. Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. 
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits. 
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:
    1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    2. Surface dive,feet-first or head- first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    3. 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 in order to breathe (or to get a breath).Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. 

Shallow Water Lifeguard

  1. Swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. 
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits. 
  3. Complete a timed event within 50 seconds.
    1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    2. Submerge to a depth of 4 to 5 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and walk or swim
    3. 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object at the surface of the water.
    4. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register?

You can register for a course online, by phone or stop by our facility.

When will I receive my certificate?

All certificates will be emailed to you following the completion of the course. 

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is received at last 3 days prior to the start date of the course, the course fee minus $25 will be refunded. Since there are a limited number of participants, this will permit Swim-in Zone to invite a candidate on the wait list to attend the course.

If the cancellation is received less than 2 days prior to start date of the course, the course fee minus $100 will be refunded.

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