Redwood City Fun 2-Day Red Cross Lifeguard Training -Blended Learning
Saturday and Sunday 8am-630pm This class is truly at a great venue, complete with a sauna in each locker room which the kids pile into at the end of our water skills sessions, and a spacious pool and lounge classroom. We do class in style! Did you know it takes as little as 2 minutes for a drowning victim to experience irreversible brain damage? Register for our blended learning Red Cross Lifeguard Certification class and learn not only how to recognize and respond to an aquatic emergency, but also how to strategically think like a seasoned lifeguard! With this blended course, you’ll watch videos and do exercises online prior to the in-person class, saving you time while also setting the foundation for the face to face course content. Important note: Due to the need to complete the 7 hours of online content, enrollment for this class CLOSES 4 DAYS BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE. Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis. Please see FAQ section at the bottom for contact information if needed. Class Pre-requisites: Age – participants must be 15 years old by the last day of the class. Blended Certificate – to participate in the in-person part of this course, participants must present their blended coursework certificate of completion to the instructor either in printed hard copy or electronic via smartphone. Skills – Water proficiency is essential to be a lifeguard. Participants must pass the following Red Cross required swim tests at the beginning of class. 300-yard nonstop swim demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing, using a combination of standard breaststroke and freestyle stroke. This is not timed. 2 minutes of treading water using only your legs. A timed weight-retrieval drill – participants swim 20 yards and perform a surface dive to retrieve a 10-pound weight from the bottom of the pool (7-10 feet deep). Then with the weight firmly grasped with both hands and using only legs, swim back to the starting point. Time will stop once the weight and participant have exited the water. No use of a ladder is allowed. This drill has a 1 minute and 40-second time cap. Condition yourself ahead of the class. Refund Policy: 100% refund or transfer to another class up to 7 days before the first class start date. Exceptions to this may be considered with a documented medical excuse. Please email our office for more information. No refunds will be given once the class has begun. Important note: Registration for this course does not guarantee a Lifeguard Certification. Participants must pass the pre-requisite swim tests listed above as well as pass the exams (80% or higher) and CPR and water scenarios. FAQs What if a parent registers their child--do I need to change the name on the enrollment ticket for the class? No. At the beginning of class, the student simply needs to say here when their parent's name is called. And of course, let the instructor know his or her actual name. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will input their legal names and email directly into the Red Cross system. This is the name that will appear on the certificate and the email address it will be sent to. What should I bring to class? In addition to your blended certificate of completion, please bring your swim suit and goggles, sun protection, towel(s) and extra clothing and layers. You may also want to bring a notebook and pen for note taking. Can I bring food and snacks? Absolutely! Food and snacks, as well as hydrating drinks are encouraged. The class will break for an hour lunch break. If class is at the Redwood City Elks lodge pool, please bring a sack lunch as fast food options are not very close. Is there anything more I should know? Being a lifeguard is more than just learning skills and enforcing rules. It's also earning the respect of pool patrons by demonstrating an exceptional level of professionalism and maturity. We expect you to practice your professional behavior during the course. I still have
938 Wilmington Way
Redwood City, CA 94062
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