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Lifeguard Training 2018-07-19T14:40:41+00:00

Lifeguard Training

Lifeguards protect the well-being of swimmers having a good time at the pool, ocean or waterpark. Lifeguards protect the swimming public by keeping an eye on water activities in and around the pool. They rescue those in distress, know first aid, and can administer artificial respiration if needed. They must be in excellent physical condition, with good strength and endurance and must be expert swimmers.

BSAC is a leader in the community in Lifeguard certification/re-certification. We are also an approved authorized provider from the American Red Cross. Your lifeguard certification will last 2 years. You must be 15 years old by the last class date to take the class.

Please note: you must be proficient in both the freestyle and breaststroke and be able to complete 150 consecutive yards of each prior to the required swim test at the beginning of this course. Enrollees who cannot pass the swim test have the option of transferring to a class at a later date while they work on their swimming skills, but no refunds will be given. Bsac does not provide swim instruction to potential enrollees. In addition, payment must be made prior to the start of each session.

BSAC provides first rate Lifeguard Certification classes! Our Aquatics Director, Theresa Hickie, conducts complete lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, and AED training right here at our facility.

BSAC offers the American Red Cross Lifeguard certification Blended Learning Class.

Blended Learning means that the students will utilize the ARC learning center to help facilitate the LG course. Students will attend the pre-req swim test. Students who want to become a LG should know how to swim. The LG course will not teach you how to swim. After the swim test students will receive via email the internet web link to the online portion of the class. They will have one week to complete the online portion of the class prior to the classroom portion.

The cost of the course is $199, plus a $35 fee paid to the American Red Cross for online registration and access to all material. You will need to purchase a resuscitation mask during the course which will be needed for the CPR portion. This can be purchased at the Member Services Desk for $15.00 or you may purchase at an alternate location.

***There are no refunds for the course fee, and payment must be made in advance. *** If you do not pass the class, you are eligible to attend a future lifeguard session.

You must be 15 years of age by the end of the course, attend EVERY CLASS, and pass the FINAL EXAM to be certified. There will be no make up classes. You must be PROMPT in attending all classes.

*The prerequisite swim test will be held at BSAC on the first day of the course. You are required to swim 300 yards for lifeguarding, Freestyle (crawl stroke) and breast stroke, tread water for two minutes, and complete a 1 minute 40 second timed swim. The class will not be held unless we have 3 registered students.

You may register  in person at our member service desk or call us at:  813-689-0908

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