The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross lifeguard. Our detailed blended learning training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The certification, which includes First Aid, CPR and AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide. Please note that the following swim test must be passed on the first day in order to continue in the course: (1) 300-yard swim using front crawl or breaststroke (2) 2-minute tread using legs only (3) Retrieve a 10-lb dive weight from 12 ft deep, surface and swim 20 yds with the weight, using legs only and exit the pool without using a ladder within 100 seconds. Here is a video with more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1kefS6MZu4
It is a 3 day course and attendance is mandatory at class sessions. The dates/times for this course are as follows (they are subject to change):
Friday, October 21st: 5 - 9 pm
Saturday, October 22nd : 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, October 23rd : 10 am - 8 pm
**There is no fee for current Department of Recreational Sports employees. The fee for non-employees is $290. Please click here to complete payment.**
This will be a Red Cross Blended Learning course. Blended learning combines online learning with in-person skills sessions where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency. Please plan to complete all eLearning modules, including the CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid final eLearning exam, at least two days prior to your first in-person skills session. Most participants complete the eLearning portion of the course in approximately 7 hours. Your experience may vary widely based on several factors including your PC, internet speed and previous training. It is recommended that you begin the online session as soon as possible to ensure that you are able to complete all eLearning modules prior to the first in-person skill session.
Access the eLearning content using the following link:http://redcrosslearning.com/course/73031950- 15c1-11e7-b4e0-51657ecd06af
Please be prepared to provide proof that you completed the eLearning modules at the first class meeting(email).
**If you have been waitlisted for this course, we highly encourage you to complete the online components now so if you are added to the course at a later date, they are completed. The online completions can be used for a future class in case you are unable to attend this course.**