Lifeguarding and WSI Classes
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid & CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer - Fall sessions TBA
Gain the knowledge and skills which enable you to save a life and get a great job! Course incorporates self-study through online training and lecture/skill practice at the pool with experienced instructors. Candidates must be 15 years of age on or before the final day of class. Candidates must also be mature and able to complete the following swim prerequisites, stop by Currents and complete the pre-test BEFORE you register.
- Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl & breaststroke.
- Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of
- 8.5 feet & retrieve a 10lb. brick.
- Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes.
- Demonstrate maturity and self-control.
- Successful participants receive national certification in Lifeguarding-First Aid & CPR/AED.
Fee: $70. Sorry, no CityCard discount.
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor - Fall sessions TBA
For: Those interested in becoming a professional Swim Instructor New! Blended learning format
To be eligible for this course, candidates must be 16 years of age on or before the final day of class and must possess and display maturity and self-control. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate skills that meet at least American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim Level 4 performance criteria during the pre-course session (first day scheduled.) A course book will be provided when payment is received. Books should be reviewed before the class begins. Successful participants will receive the Water Safety Instructor Certificate, which recognizes them as possessing the tools to teach course offerings within the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim and Water Safety programs.
Register for the course with Parks and Recreation. Participants will then receive an email from Parks and Recreation telling them how to register, pay for, and complete blended learning course materials through the American Red Cross prior to the start of the class.
Fee:$140 to Currents, $35 to Red Cross. Sorry, no CityCard discount.