Lifeguard Training

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Become Part of the Team!

American Red Cross
Lifeguard Training Course

Upcoming Courses

September 29 - October 2
November 3 - 6

November 24 - 27

January 26 - 29

March 23 - 26
May 4 - 7

May 18 - 21

June 8 - 11

Contact
The Recreation Center
for more information!
979-297-4533

Aquatic Coordinator
Emerson Yellen
eyellen@lakejacksontx.gov

Assistant Aquatic Coordinator
Ashley Charles
acharles@lakejacksontx.gov

Training Facility

The Recreation Center Natatorium

Times

All Courses are held Saturday - Tuesday, participants MUST attend ALL sessions

Saturday: 8:00am - 6:00pm (Hour Lunch)
Sunday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Age

Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of the class.

Fee

$145 per participant (Cost includes manual)

$120 per participant when 3 or more register together!

Registration Deadline

5:00 pm on Wednesday prior to the course start date

Other Requirements

Participants must pass a prerequisite swim test prior to registering for the course:

- Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl or breast stroke, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Goggles may be used for this swim.

- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

- Retrieve a 10 lb brick from a depth of at least 7 ft and swim 20 yards back to the wall and exit the pool within a time limit of 1 minute and 40 seconds.

**After registering for the training, and prior to the first day of training, participants must watch some online pre-course presentations. At the end of the presentations participants will receive a class completion certificate which they must present to the instructor on the first day of class.

Upon Completion

After passing a written and skills test, participants will earn a certificate in Lifeguarding and First Aid as well as a certificate in Professional Rescuer CPR and AED. These certificates are good for 2 years.