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This is the Red Cross blended learning course to become a Lifeguard. It will consist of a 7 hour online course and 20 hours of in-person training. Online course information will be sent out two weeks prior to class starting date.

Students must be 15 years of age by the end of the course they are registered for.


Prerequisites: Students will be required to demonstrate the following abilities at the first class
1: 300 yard continuous swim using either front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of front crawl and breaststroke
2: Tread water for 2 minutes with your legs only
3: Timed Event: 1 minute; 40 seconds: Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with object 
4: Feet first or Head first surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object.


In order to pass the course you must:
-Pass the pre-testing on day one
-Attend 100% of all class sessions, attendance is mandatory
-Score 80% or better on written exams, and passing the final skills testing. 


Please understand that Lifeguard Training is an extensive physical program that requires significant skill level and independent reading. Please make sure that Lifeguard Training is an appropriate fit before you sign up.

Three courses to choose from - space is limited to 10 students per section, with a minimum of 5 students

Section A * - Class schedule:  June 3 & 4 - 10:00am-5:00pm
                                            June 5, 6, 7 -  5:00-8:00pm
* Upon successful completion of this section, students will have the opportunity to interview for 2023 Simsbury Recreation Lifeguard positions, based on staffing needs.

Section B*  -Class schedule:  June 19 - July 7 - 7:45-9:45am
                                         Monday-Friday (no class on Wednesdays,         
                                        *exception no class July 4-class will be held July 5) 
* Upon successful completion of this section, students will have the opportunity to interview for 2023 Simsbury Recreation Lifeguard positions, based on staffing needs.

Section C  -Class schedule:  July 10 - July 28 - 7:45-9:45am
                                          Monday-Friday (not class on Wednesdays) 

Course fee - includes Red Cross Certification fee - $250

ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS FRIDAY, MARCH 3 AT 9:00AM

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Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
   This Activity Full
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Lifeguard Training 
Sec A
15 - 99 N/A SuMTuWSa  06/03/2023 - 06/07/2023
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Simsbury Farms Pool
$250.00 R, $250.00 NR
 
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Lifeguard Training 
Sec B
15 - 99 N/A MTuWThF  06/19/2023 - 07/07/2023
07:45 AM - 09:45 AM

Simsbury Farms Pool
$250.00 R, $250.00 NR
 
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Lifeguard Training 
Sec C
15 - 99 N/A MTuThF  07/10/2023 - 07/28/2023
07:45 AM - 09:45 AM

Simsbury Farms Pool
$250.00 R, $250.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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