Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lifeguard Training Course

Are you 15 or older and looking for a great summer job or a challenging career? American Red Cross Lifeguarding is the best place to start! Carthage is offering Lifeguard Training in May.  Participants that complete the course successfully will gain the skills and certifications necessary to become a lifeguard just in time for summer.  To register, click on the "Buy Now" button at the bottom of the page.

Course Dates
The course will meet from 5:30 - 9:00 pm on the following dates:  May 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, June 1, 2, 3. 

  • Candidates must be 15 years of age on or before the completion of the class.
  • Candidates must be of mature and dependable character.
  • Candidates must swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl; 100 yards of breaststroke; 100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke. 
  • Candidates must swim 20 yards, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point while maintaining two hands on the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Lifeguard candidates must attend every session. Attendance in the course does not guarantee Lifeguard certification. Candidates must pass written and practical exams.