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Lifeguard Training

RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING COURSE

The Red Cross Lifeguarding course includes certification in Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, AED, and Emergency Oxygen Administration, all of which are mandatory certifications to maintain a valid Lifeguarding certification. You must be at least 15 years old by the first day of class and pass all of the following pre-requisite swim requirements.

RED CROSS LIFEGUARD PRE-REQUISITE SWIM REQUIREMENTS

  • Swim 300 continuously (may use the freestyle, breaststroke, or a combination of the two)
  • In under 1 minute and 40 seconds - swim 20 yards, dive down to a depth of at least 6.5 feet and retrieve a 10lb. weight, resurface with the object, return to starting position by swimming on back with both hands on the weight, hop out
  • Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes
  • Complete the online training videos prior to arrival on the first day of class

SESSION DATES AND TIMES

All classes will run Fri. 5-9pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, and Sun. 9am-6pm.

WEST CABARRUS BRANCH

Jan 17-19
Feb 28 - Mar 1
Mar 20-22
May 15-17
Jun 12-14
Jun 19-21
Jul 24-26
Aug 14-16
Sept 18-20
Oct 16-18
Nov 20-22
Dec 28-30

RE-CERTIFICATION
All classes will run Sat. 9am-3pm
Jan 11
Apr 4
May 9

COST

Full Certification: $175*
Re-Certification: $75*
*$40 deposit due at time of registration.

Register Here for Full Certification

Register Here for Re-Certification

CONTACT

Kristin Sminchak, Aquatics Director
704.795.9622 x218 or ksminchak@cannonymca.org