This class is for returning / experienced American Red Cross Lifeguards who are currently certified.
Pre-requisite skills test:
1) Be able to swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. Swim goggles may be used.
2) Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
3) Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
a) Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are NOT allowed.
b) Surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10 pound object.
c) Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your 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.
This class is an abbreviated challenge / renewal class and will be completed in just 1 day. Your skills must be at or above required levels. To accomplish this we REQUIRE that each returning guard take the online UPDATED lifeguard class located HERE: http://redcrosslearning.com/course/73031950-15c1-11e7-b4e0-51657ecd06af There are several new skills that are reviewed in the online course that we will be practicing in the pool. Please bring the course completion certificate to class. Practice before class is strongly encouraged!
Required Gear: Guard Bathing Suit, Whistle, Guard hip pack w/ adult & infant pocket mask, one way valve, non latex gloves.
Refunds are available 1 week prior to class, less a $50 service fee.
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