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Lifeguard and WSI Classes CARROLL REC CENTER

  

Applying to be a Lifeguard



The American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes here at the Carroll Rec Center are designed to teach you not only the basics in water safety but also the proper protocol when dealing with any emergencies around water. The Red Cross blends both traditional lecture style along with crucial hands-on training in order to teach you effective techniques to deliver prompt care to those in need. Learn how to respond safely and efficiently to water emergencies with lifeguard classes from the American Red Cross.

 

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If you have a membership, please contact us for login. If wanting to work for the REC, please stop by the office to complete an application and register for discount price. 

 

Carroll Recreation Center is an authorized provider of the American Red Cross and teaches classroom and "blended learning" options for the lifeguarding class. Blended learning includes a large portion of the class learning to be done online at home via the internet class on your own time, and mostly skills on land and water to be completed during class time. The lifeguard course is a minimum of 27 hours, 25 minutes plus breaks for meals and changing clothing between pool and land sessions.

Certification is not guaranteed. Students must pass pre-course, attend all class sessions, complete online coursework, demonstrate all skills proficiently, and pass two written tests at 80% and be successful at completion of final skills testing. Certification includes lifeguarding, first aid, CPR for all ages, and AED training which will be valid for 2 years.


Pre-Course Skills must be Passed before class or on day 1 (depending on class schedule) in order to participate in the full class.

  • 300 swim, non-stop using only front crawl and/or breaststroke - goggles are allowed

  • 2 minute tread, with hands under armpits

  • Timed Event - 1 minute 40 seconds, swim & dive to retrieve brick then swim on back with brick and exit pool without steps/stair

 

Applying for Recertification



Lifeguarding review classes are designed to help you update your skills while also extending your certification for another two years. The Red Cross also offers review courses, for those whose certification is still valid (or within 30 days of expiring) while allowing you to continue to work without a lapse in verification.

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If you have a membership, please contact us for login. If wanting to work for the REC, please stop by the office to complete an application and register for discount price. 

 

Applying for Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification



Earn your certification to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety, and gain the skills needed to teach courses and make presentations to swimmers of every age and ability. Through our Aquatic Instructor Training program, you can help recreational swimmers meet their goals, refine their skills and stay safe in, on, and around water. 

The Water Safety Instructor course trains instructor candidates to teach all of the courses presented in the Swimming and Water Safety program to all age groups; Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-6 and Adult Swim. This certification is the gold standard and provides the most comprehensive training for swim instructors.

During our swim instructor certification training courses you'll learn how to help individuals enjoy their time in the water safely – and in a wide range of ways. Throughout the courses we'll focus on a number of key areas that can help you succeed as aquatics instructor, such as:

  • Water safety at public pools, homes, natural bodies of water and more, including the Circle of Drowning Prevention and Chain of Drowning Survival.
  • Hydrodynamics, including why some things float, resistance to movement and creating movement in water, swimming efficiency and laws of levers.
  • Basic safety, survival and swimming skills to help children gain water competency.
  • Helping people with disabilities and other health conditions enjoy the water safely.
  • Higher-level swim skills that help prepare people of all ages for any aquatic activity.
  • Stroke mechanics for all competitive strokes as well as starts, turns and headfirst entries.
  • Water safety certification courses, including Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.
  • Fundamentals of diving from a diving board.
  • Aquatic fitness and training for people of any age.

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 To Find a WSI Class - Click Here

If you have a membership, please contact us for login. If wanting to work for the REC, please stop by the office to complete an application and register for discount price.