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Lifeguard Training

This American Red Cross course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies and to provide care for injuries and sudden illness until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel arrive and take over.  Pre-requisites:  Must be 15 yrs old and pass the pre-course of 1) 300yd swim using front crawl and breaststroke, 2) swim 20yds, surface dive 7-10ft, retrieve a 10lb object, swim 20yds back to starting point and exit the water 3) tread water with hands out of the water for 2 minutes.  Certification includes Lifeguard Training/First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Administering Oxygen, and Bloodborne Pathogens Training.

Date & Time

CCSD Winter & Spring Break
Course length 19-30 hrs

Water Safety Instructor

This American Red Cross course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses in the Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, conduct training sessions and evaluate participants’ progress.  Participants must be 16 years old and will gain certification as a Water Safety Instructor.  This course authorizes instructors to teach swimming lessons from the Learn-to-Swim Program Levels 1-6, Basic Water Rescue, water safety outreach presentations, and Parent & Child Aquatics.

Date & Time

Spring Break
Course length 34 hrs

Lifeguarding Instructor

This American Red Cross course trains instructor candidates to teach basic-level Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Attendant, Lifeguard Management, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Administering Oxygen, Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission, and Basic Water Rescue courses. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with GuardStart, Water Safety Presentations, Waterfront Lifeguarding, and Waterpark lifeguarding. Participants must be 17 years old and upon successful completion.

Date & Time
Winter Break
Course length 30 hrs