American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes

Lifeguarding, Waterpark, with CPR / AED for Professional Rescuers and Administering Emergency Oxygen

 

 

LIFEGUARD Class Dates & Times 

 

Lifeguarding with Waterpark & Oxygen 

Course Fee:  $269

(If hired by the CAC, you are eligible for a $100 refund.  See requirements below.)

Lifeguard Review Course with Oxygen 

Course Fee:  $134

Session 7

Friday, February 10th, 2017 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, February 11th, 2017 from 8;00 am - 4:00 pm*

Sunday, February 12th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm*

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm*

Sunday, February 19th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm*

Session 6

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm*

Sunday, February 5th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm*

Session 9

Friday, March 10th, 2017 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm*

Sunday, March 12th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm*

Saturday, March 18th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm*

Sunday, March 19th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm*

 Session 8

Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm*

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm*

Session 11

Friday, April 21st, 2017 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Friday, April 28th, 2017 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm pm*

Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Session 10

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm*

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm*

Session 13

Friday, May 5th, 2017 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, May 7th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Friday, May 12th, 2017 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Session 12

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm*

Sunday, May 7th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm*

Summer Course (Session 14)

Friday, June 2nd, 2017 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, June 4th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Friday, June 9th, 2017 from 5;30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

 

 *Indicates that there will be a 1 hour lunch break

 

The primary purpose of the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.  All courses include the following base-level certifications: American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, Waterpark Skills certification, and Administering Emergency Oxygen (all certs are valid for 2 years).  A rescue mask will be provided as part of the course fee.  Participants will need to obtain an current copy of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual, which can be downloaded free of charge from the American Red Cross website or they can bring a tablet/laptop with them to the course (class length is approximately 30.5 hours).

 

 

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD MANUAL

 

 

 

 Prerequisites

 

The following prerequisites must be met in order to continue with the program (if this pre-test is failed there will be a charge of $80.00).  Candidates will be tested the first day of the course:

 

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:  swim 20 yards (no goggles allowed, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve 10 lb. object, re-surface, place object on deck, exit the water

 

 

 

Lifeguarding with CPR / AED for Professional Rescuers and Administering Emergency Oxygen REVIEW COURSE

 

The Review Course is designed to review the lifeguarding skills and core knowledge points required to re-certify lifeguards holding a current Red Cross, YMCA, Ellis, or Star Guard Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification.  Please note that if the Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate is expired, participants must take the full Lifeguarding course (proof of a valid certification is required on the 1st day of class).  The review course is approximately 14 hours in length.  If the participant also holds a current Administering Emergency Oxygen certification, this can be re-certed at the same time as Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED at no additional charge.

 

 

 NOW HIRING

 ** Please note that we will be hiring some part-time staff directly from this class and anyone hired will be eligible for a $100 refund if the following criteria are met:

 

  • Successfully complete the interview process at the Cumming Aquatic Center
  • Successfully complete the American Red Cross Lifeguard course, including all pre-test requirements as well as the brick test in 13.5 feet of water (CAC requirement)
  • Complete and pass all application and employment requirements required by the City of Cumming
  • Commit to 10 hours of open availability during facility operation hours in Fall/Winter/Spring and 20 hours of open availability during the Summer months (when the Outdoor Leisure Pool is open)
  • Complete 60 days of employment with the CAC
  • We TRY to hire 16 year olds since our staff must be 16 in order to operate the slide.  However, we have hired 15 year olds in the past and 15 year olds are still welcome to apply (they just cannot operate the slide).

 

Please contact Jeremy Howell for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 770.781.1781. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifeguard Class Fee

 

$269 Lifeguard, Waterpark, Oxygen Certification

$134 Lifeguard & Oxygen Review

  

($80 is non-refundable if pre-test is failed)

 

CLICK HERE

TO DOWNLOAD THE

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD MANUAL