20-24 hour course in Total with classroom and water work
Recerts 13 hours in total
Please call to reserve your spot and plan ahead!
American Red Cross
If you are in need of a certification please contact us.
Class fee: $495.00 (includes material) - Payment must be made at time of registration.
Class ratio: 10-1 and will be on a first come first serve basis.
TRAINING: American Red Cross Life guarding is ideal for those wishing to work at traditional pools. You will learn professionalism, patron and facility surveillance, distressed swimmer recognition, equipment-based rescue and more.
Through videos, group discussion and hands on practice you will learn:
Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries
Rescue skills-in the water and on land, including equipment based rescues
First aid training and professional rescuer CPR to help you prepare for any emergency
Professional Lifeguard responsibilities which would entail interacting with the public and addressing uncooperative patrons
How to recognize and care for the possible head, neck or back injury
The value of conducting yourself in a professional manner
Knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies
PRE-REQUISITES: Participants must be a minimum of 15 years of age AND able to swim 500 yards continuously using breast stroke and freestyle. Start in the water, swim 20 yards (front crawl or breaststroke), surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return with it to the surface, swim back 20 yards to starting point with the object, exit the water without using a ladder or steps within one (1) minute, forty (40) seconds.
CERTIFICATIONS: Lifeguards/First Aid: 2 years and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer: 1 year - this program includes certification for Water Front as well.
We are in need of Life Guards for the birthday parties and swim teams. Please call if you are a certified Life Guard.
439 Federal Road, Brookfield, CT 06804 Monday - Friday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday 6:00AM- 2:00pm