American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes

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

 

 

Fall/Winter 2017 and Spring 2018 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

Fall/Winter Session 2

 Friday, September 15th from 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, September 16th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, September 17th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, September 24th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Fall/Winter Session 1

Saturday, September 9th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, September 10th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Fall/Winter Session 4

Friday, October 20th from 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, October 21st from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, October 22nd from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Saturday, October 28th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, October 29th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Fall/Winter Session 3

Saturday, October 21st from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, October 22nd from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Fall/Winter Session 6

Friday, November 3rd from 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, November 4th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, November 5th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Saturday, November 11th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, November 12th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Fall/Winter Session 5

Saturday, November 11th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, November 12th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Late Winter Session 8

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

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

Sunday, February 11th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Saturday, February 17th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, February 18th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Late Winter Session 7

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

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

Spring Session 10

Friday, March 16th from 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, March 17th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, March 18th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Saturday, March 24th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

Sunday, March 25th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm*

 

Spring Session 9

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

Sunday, March 11th 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