How to become an American Red Cross lifeguard:
Pass the lifeguard try outs:
A. Swim 300 meters (non stop front crawl/freestyle or breaststroke
B. Tread water without your hands for 2 minutes
C. Dive for a¬† 10 pound brick, swim 15 meters on your back with it, and get out of the pool in under 1 minute and 40 seconds.
If you pass the try out, then you can enter the Lifeguarding course.¬ This does not guarantee that you will pass the course.
Try out Date: March 1, 2019¬† at 3:00PM or by appointment prior to March 1.
- Read the lifeguard manual.
- Attend all class days and turn in your homework
- Participant must be at least 15 years old by the last class day
- Pass the written exams and rescue scenarios on the last day of class
All Class dates must be attended:
March 4¬† 3:00PM-9:15PM
March 5¬† 3:00PM-9:15PM
March 6¬† 3:00PM-9:15PM
March 7¬† 3:00PM-9:15PM
Fee: $150 to the YWCA
Register online:¬ https://payments.ywcagettysburg.org/
American Red Cross Lifeguards are certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Administration of Emergency Oxygen, Epi Pen and Asthma Inhaler.¬† All of these certifications are good for two years.¬† Lifeguards will also be certified in Bloodborne Pathogens which is good for one year.
Please call the instructor, Cora, at 717-334-9171 ext. 129 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in trying out.
Session 4: Try out date: April 19 at 3PM
April 23-26 3:00PM-9:15PM (Tuesday-Friday)
Session 4B: Try out date: April 29 at 3PM
April 30-May 3¬† 3:00PM-9:15PM¬† (Tuesday-Friday)