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Lifeguard Training

Red Cross Lifeguard Training Class

Who: 15 year olds & older by July 31st
When: July 31 - August 4 
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Outdoor Pool
Fee: $100.00 Residents, $115 NR

On the first day you will be tested in these three areas. You will need to pass all three things in order to continue with the course.

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may use the front crawl breaststroke or a combination of both. Swim goggles can be used. You may not stop or swim on your back.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using the legs only. Your arms will be placed under your armpits.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds. Swim goggles are not allowed for this.
  • Starting in the water swim 25 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water.
  • Surface dive feet first or head first to retrieve the 10 pound brick
  • Return to the surface and swim 25 yards on the back to the starting point. Both hands holding the object out of the water (on your chest) and keeping your face at or near the surface so you can get a breath when needed. Put the brick up and exit the water by jumping out.

After Pretest Certification Requirements are:
-Attend all class sessions. You cannot miss any classes.
-Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
-Correctly answer at least 80% of the questions on the 3 sections of the final written exam.

Upon successful completion of all of these requirements the student will receive their Lifeguarding / First Aid certificate valid for 3 years and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer valid for 2 years and Water Park Certification.

Other Lifeguard Training Classes
The Green County YMCA always host lifeguard classes over Christmas break, Easter break and in June. Please refer to the Green County YMCA website for more class information.