For those interested in aquatics safety training, we offer American Red Cross (ARC) Certification Courses on a regular basis. The ARC Program features the latest lifeguarding rescue skills and safety protocols and the latest science in first aid, CPR/AED and emergency cardiovascular care.
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ARC Lifeguard Training
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The ARC Lifeguard Training Course teaches candidates the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatics emergencies including drowning and injuries. This training includes lifeguard certification, first aid training and professional rescuer CPR certification.
NOTES: To enroll in the course, students must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled training class and must be able to pass the following pretest skills:
Successful completion of this course requires participation in all skill practice. The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. Students are encouraged to check with their healthcare professional before participating in the course. If a medical condition or disability exists, that might prevent participation in the activities. Please contact the Aquatics Department before you enroll in this course. Candidates must pass emergency skill scenarios, a written test and attend all scheduled class dates. Students must register at least two weeks prior to the pretest.
Member: $400, Community Participant: $425 • Refund of $275 if participant does not pass pretest.
ARC Lifeguard Challenge
24624-05 Sunday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
24624-06 Sunday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To enroll in this course, you must be a current lifeguard or hold a recently expired lifeguard certification and complete the lifeguard training pretest swimming skills. Please see the above Lifeguard Training listing for information relating to pretest, strenuous skills practice and completion requirements. Call for CPR classes.
Member: $225, Community Participant: $250
ARC Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) (minimum age 16)
24620-01 Wednesday, May 29, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
24620-02 Monday, July 8, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
This course is a prerequisite for all Red Cross Water Safety Instructors, Lifeguard Training Instructors, Babysitting Instructors and First Aid and CPR Instructors.
Member: $50, Community Participant: $75
ARC Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course (minimum age 16, must take FIT course first)
24621-01 Pretest: Wednesday, May 29, 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Classes meet: Sunday, June 2 and 9, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, June 3 and 10, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 5 and 12, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, June 7 and 14, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
24621-02 Pretest: Monday, July 8, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Classes meet: Tuesday, July 9, Wednesday, July 10, Thursday, July 11, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, July 12, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday, July 15, Tuesday, July 16, Wednesday, July 17, Thursday, July 18, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (final test)
Prerequisites: Participants must be 16 years old by the end of training and must possess an ARC Fundamentals of Instructor Training Certificate (FIT, see above) issued within the last 12 months or a current Health, Safety and Community Services Instructor authorization. In addition, candidates must pass a pre-course evaluation consisting of demonstrating the following swimming strokes: front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly with a minimum American Red Cross Level 4 skill performance. The purpose of the WSI course is to equip candidates with the skills and knowledge needed to teach swim lessons for infants through adults. Candidates must attend all sessions, successfully complete all skills and practice teaching assignments and attain a minimum grade of 80% on the written exam to pass the class. Maximum number of students per course: 8.
Member: $400, Community Participant: $450