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Lifeguard Training Course

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Interested in a challenging job as a professional lifeguard?  Successful completion of the Lifeguard Training Course results in a 2-year Lifeguarding certification through the American Red Cross that includes lifeguard water skills, first aid, professional-level CPR and AED all in one certificate. Digital certificates available upon successful completion of course.  Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, participants learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard.  Prerequisites: Must be at least 15 years old and pass certain swimming requirements.

Instructors can provide a variety of accommodations, please contact: Jaclyn Pryor (520) 621-0473 or jaclynpryor@email.arizona.edu, to request disability-related accommodations or with questions about accessibility.

Lifeguard Training Session 1

Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard.

Pre-requisites: 

Participants must be able to perform the following skills on the first day of the course to continue with the training:

 1. Continuously swim 300 yards (12 laps) using a combination of freestyle & breaststroke.

 2. Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10 lb. brick from depth of 10 ft., return to starting place with brick at water surface, and exit pool (max time 1 minute 40 seconds).

 3. Tread water without using hands for 2 minutes.

Additionally all participants must reach 15 years old by the last day of the scheduled session.

Member Fee: 
175
Non-Member Fee: 
195
Minimum Enrollment: 
3
Maximum Enrollment: 
15
Registration Dates: 
11/17/2017 to 02/08/2018
Start Date: 
Sat Feb 10 2018

02/10/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
02/11/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
02/17/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
02/18/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Lifeguard Training Session 2

Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard.

Pre-requisites: 

Participants must be able to perform the following skills on the first day of the course to continue with the training:

 1. Continuously swim 300 yards (12 laps) using a combination of freestyle & breaststroke.

 2. Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10 lb. brick from depth of 10 ft., return to starting place with brick at water surface, and exit pool (max time 1 minute 40 seconds).

 3. Tread water without using hands for 2 minutes.

Additionally all participants must reach 15 years old by the last day of the scheduled session.

Member Fee: 
175
Non-Member Fee: 
195
Minimum Enrollment: 
3
Maximum Enrollment: 
15
Registration Dates: 
11/17/2017 to 03/17/2018
Start Date: 
Mon Mar 19 2018

03/19/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
03/20/2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
03/21/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
03/22/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Lifeguard Training Session 3

Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard.

Pre-requisites: 

Participants must be able to perform the following skills on the first day of the course to continue with the training:

 1. Continuously swim 300 yards (12 laps) using a combination of freestyle & breaststroke.

 2. Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10 lb. brick from depth of 10 ft., return to starting place with brick at water surface, and exit pool (max time 1 minute 40 seconds).

 3. Tread water without using hands for 2 minutes.

Additionally all participants must reach 15 years old by the last day of the scheduled session.

Member Fee: 
175
Non-Member Fee: 
195
Minimum Enrollment: 
3
Maximum Enrollment: 
15
Registration Dates: 
11/17/2017 to 04/12/2018
Start Date: 
Sat Apr 14 2018

04/14/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
04/15/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
04/21/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
04/22/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm