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:
- Swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick; 100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence; and then 100 yards of the front crawl and/or breaststroke.
- Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound brick, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the brick and then exit the water without using a ladder or steps, all within one minute and 40 seconds.
- Must be able to tread water for 2 minutes
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.
Price: $350, Member Price: $300 • Cost includes book, CPR mask, first-aid kit • Refund of $175 if participant does not pass pretest.
Sundays • April 12, 19, 26 • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Start Date: Sunday, April 12
End Date: Sunday, April 26
Tuesdays and Thursdays • April 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 • 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Start Date: Tuesday, April 14
End Date: Tuesday, April 28
Tuesdays and Thursdays • May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 • 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Start Date: Tuesday, May 5
End Date: Tuesday, May 19
Tuesdays and Thursdays • June 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 • 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Start Date: Tuesday, June 2
End Date: Tuesday, June 16