After completing a Junior Lifeguarding course, participants will recieve an automatic 20% off a full Lifeguarding course. This offer DOES NOT expire!
Junior Lifeguarding will introduce participants to:
The skills needed for entry to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course.
Communication and decision-making skills.
The basic responsibilities of a lifeguard.
The basic knowledge and skills required to be a lifeguard.
Junior Lifeguarding is designed for youths 11 years of age, or those who have completed the 5th grade through 14 years of age.
Junior Lifeguarding involves a significant amount of physical activity. Participants should review the pre-requisite information about health requirements and safety before they start the course.
Before entering Junior Lifeguarding, participants must demonstrate the following skills:
Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.
Swim the breaststroke for 25 yards using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence.
Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs.
Show a level of comfort on the back by floating on the back for 30 seconds or swimming on the back for 25 yards using the elementary backstroke or back crawl.
Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet under water.
On completion of course requirements,participants will receive an American Red Cross certificate indicating Junior Lifeguarding. These certificates do not indicate that the person is trained to be a lifeguard however, students will receive a CPR certification.
Junior Lifeguarding is approximately 30 hours, based on a 10 person roster