LIfeguard Classes

Looking to Earn Your Lifeguard Certification?

Aquatic Safety is a top priority for us at Five Points Washington. Because of that, we take pride in being a facility that offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification courses. By hosting these classes, we are able to provide our community with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies, beyond our own facility.

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes are designed to teach you not only the basics of water safety but also the proper protocol when dealing with any emergencies around water. The Red Cross blends both traditional lecture styles with crucial hands-on training in order to teach 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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Required Pre-requisites

Participants must be at least 15 years of age.

Successfully complete a
300-yard continuous
swim using: front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both.

Successfully swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 lb object from a depth of 7-10 ft using a surface dive, then return to starting point swimming with both hands on the object and keeping face at or near the surface of the water.

Successfully tread water for 2 minutes using legs only.

Failure to complete the
pre-requisites will result in removal from the course.

Lifeguard Certification:

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Course Structure:

  • Participants will attend the first class to perform the pre-requisite swim tests, receive their materials for the course, and begin their introduction to the course (details listed above).
  • Then, during the time between the pre-requisite and the next scheduled class date, they will be tasked to complete the online learning portion of the course.
  • Then to conclude the certification, you will attend a two-day, hands-on, training in our Aquatic Center.

Participants must complete the entire online learning portion prior to concluding the course. Additionally, the participant must be in attendance for ALL class days to be properly certified.

In order to pass the course, participants must successfully demonstrate all land scenarios and in-water skills and complete both multiple-choice tests with a score of 80% or higher.

*Refunds will not be given if a participant fails the course.


 

Upcoming Classes?
October 15th & 16th, 9 AM - 5 PM

Pre-Req's: October 3rd from 4 - 6 PM

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Cost?

Initial Certification Courses are $375

*valid for 2 years.

 

Questions? Contact Brad Weaver at bradw@fivepointswashington.org

Interested in being a lifeguard at Five Points? Ask about our employee incentives!

Lifeguard Recertification:

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Lifeguard recertification can be achieved with Lifeguarding Review classes that refresh your knowledge and skills and update your certification for another two years.

Re-Certification Classes are offered January-May and once in the Fall.


 

Upcoming Classes?
October 22nd from 9 AM - 5 PM

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Cost?
Re-Certification Courses are $135.

*Valid for another 2 years

 

Questions? Contact Brad Weaver at bradw@fivepointswashington.org

Due to Covid and social distancing guidelines, the Red Cross stipulates:

The class will be limited to 10 participants plus an instructor. Each participant will have the same partner for the entirety of the course, and the same small group for group saves and group CPR), the facility is open to members only but the pool space we use will be just for the class. The facility requires temperature checks for everyone who enters. For the CPR content in the classroom, the students will be spread out and have masks and gloves on. Unfortunately, the water portion will be difficult to spread 6 feet and have masks on since they will be submerging into water, so participants will just be exposed to their partner and small group. All students will have their own mannequin, will be given their own mask and equipment will be cleaned routinely. We are taking precautions as designated by the Red Cross. If you have further questions about the safety precautions we are taking please email Brad Weaver at bradw@fivepointswashington.org to get a list of the Red Cross guidelines.