Lifeguard Academy (15+ yrs) will reopen in March 2024
The Lifeguarding Academy is designed to prepare participants for Lifeguard employment eligibility. This class has a combined online and in person practice to allow for self-paced learning (online) and skill practice (in-person). Participants must be 15 yrs by the end of the class and must be able to pass the pre-test given on the first day of the class: 300-yard continuous swim test using freestyle (front crawl) or breastroke, two minutes of treading water with legs only, and timed retrieval of a 10lb brick from the bottom of the pool. The participants are eligible to receive the Lifeguarding with CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid certification which is valid for 2 years. Based on participants progress and skills, instructors may determine the student is not eligible to receive the certification and/or participate in the final examination. Attendance is mandatory for all class sessions. Online modules need to be completed before the first day of the class. More information about the online portion will be emailed two weeks before the start of the class. This class does not guarantee future employment. Class time and location are subject to change.
Junior Lifeguard Training (12-14yrs)
The Junior Lifeguard program provides youth (12-14 yrs) with lifesaving training, leadership skills, and swim lesson experience to better understand how a pool deck operates. The program runs 3 hours (2-5pm), 3 days a week that will be coordinated between the youth and pool manager. We have 3 sessions in the summer that run 6/19-6/30, 7/10-7/21, and 7/24-8/4! Each session will include learning lifeguard rescues, working alongside our swim instructors, and reviewing first aid techniques commonly used. While Junior Lifeguards is a great work experience opportunity and introduction to Lifeguarding, it does not guarantee future employment.
Candidates must pass a prerequisite test which consists of a 100-yard continuous swim test, one minute of treading water, and retrieval of a 10lb brick in 8ft of water