Lifeguarding Blended Learning Class for New Guards

Participants must be at least 15 years of age to participate in the class and must attend all session dates. Participants are recommended to be in active shape to complete the lifeguarding course. Participants must complete the pre-course skills session conducted on the first day of course to be eligible to participate. Each participant is allowed two attempts for each skill test:

Prerequisite 1: Swim-Tread-Swim Sequence

  • Swim 150 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both.
    • Swimming on the back or side is not permitted.
    • Swim goggles are allowed.
  • Maintain position at the surface of the water for 2 minutes by treading using only the legs.
  • Swim 50 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both.

Prerequisite 2: Timed Event (Complete within 1 minute, 40 seconds)

  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards.
    • The face may be in or out of the water.
    • Swim goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive (feet-first or head-first) to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, holding the object at the surface with both hands and keeping the face at or near the surface.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

The course is offered in a blended learning format. Blended learning combines online learning with in-person skills sessions where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency. Please plan to complete all eLearning modules, including the CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid final eLearning exam, at least two days prior to your first in-person skills session. Most participants complete the eLearning portion of the course in approximately 8 hours. Your experience may vary widely based on several factors including your PC, internet speed, and previous training. After registering but prior to the start of the class, an email will be sent with a link to access the online materials. Student will bring certificate of completion on the first day of in-person course. More information will be provided in course email.

Due to the nature of the blended learning format of the course, registration for each course will close no later than 5 days prior to the start of the in-person session to allow time for students to access and complete online materials. Access link for the eLearning course will be emailed out prior to beginning of in-person session. If you do not receive email with specific course information at least 5 days prior to beginning of your course, please contact us at lifeguard@gigglinmarlin.com.

Classes are limited to 10 participants under normal circumstances. If you register for a class that is at maximum capacity, you may be wait-listed and we will contact you to discuss different class dates. To pass the course, students must:

  • Successfully complete the eLearning component of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course.
  • Successfully complete the pre-course skills session.
  • Attend and participate in all course skill sessions and complete class activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all skills and scenarios.
  • Pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80%
  • Upon successful completion of the course, students will be certified for two years by the American Red Cross in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • We require a minimum of 4 students to perform the course, but offer private options

 

Full Course $249

*Includes Mask, Whistle, and Lanyard* + Plus $45 Certification Processing Fee

May 24th-26th, 2024 -- Friday (6:30pm-9:30pm) | Saturday & Sunday (10am-7:30pm)

June 7th-9th, 2024 -- Friday (6:30pm-9:30pm) | Saturday & Sunday (10am-7:30pm)

July 19th-21st, 2024 -- Friday (6:30pm-9:30pm) | Saturday & Sunday (10am-7:30pm)

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Recertification $175

*Includes Mask, Whistle, and Lanyard* + Plus $45 Certification Processing Fee 

May 26th, 2024 -- Sunday (10am-7:30pm)

June 9th, 2024 -- Sunday (10am-7:30pm)

July 21st, 2024 -- Sunday (10am-7:30pm)

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*$50 Cancellation Fee*

*No refunds once class has begun*

*If need to reschedule or requesting private session, additional $55 fee*

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