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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training


** For information on how you can take this class for FREE, contact Chrystal Jones at (540) 381-7665 ext. 3114. **

Have you ever thought about being a lifeguard? Then here is your chance to gain the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies in the position of Lifeguard.

The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. Please bring a packed lunch and snacks.

* Attendance to the entire class session is mandatory.

Prerequisites: (will be tested on the first day of class)

  • Swim 300 yards continuously.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive seven-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within one minute , 40 seconds.
  • Tread water for two minutes using only legs.

Ages: 15+

Minimum Enrollment = 4

Three classes will be offered: March 24-26, April 14-17 and May 5-7.


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