American Red Cross Certification

WATERFRONT LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSE 


The purpose of the Waterfront Skills module is to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in nonsurf, open water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds.

Pre-test Requirements
  1. Swim 550 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but  swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  2. Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rigns placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface and continue to swim another 5 yards to complete the skill sequence.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs with hands positioned under the armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive and retrieve a 10 pound brick in 7-10 feet of water and return to starting point holding the brick with both hands while keeping your face above the water and exit the water without using a ladder or steps. Swim goggles are not allowed. 

LIFEGUARD REVIEW COURSE


The purpose of the review course is to give individuals with a current Lifeguarding/FirstAid/ CPR/AED certificate the opportunity to recertify. Proof of certification is required. Must submit photocopy of current certifications when registering for this course.

Pre-test Requirements
  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs with hands positioned under the armpits.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive and retrieve a 10 pound brick in 7-10 feet of water and return to starting point holding the brick with both hands while keeping your face above the water and exit the water without using a ladder or steps. Swim goggles are not allowed.

Students who do not pass the pre-test will not be permitted to attend the course.  Course materials may be downloaded at www.redcross.org if you are not in possession of the current material. Participants are required to bring course material with them to the course.

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE


The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. Candidates must be 16 years of age on or before the final scheduled session (proof of age is required).

Pre-test Requirements
  1. Students must swim 25 yards of each of the following strokes: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Elementary Backstroke, Breaststroke and Sidestroke. 
  2. Swim 15 yards Butterfly. 
  3. Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling) and tread water for 1 minute.
All of these skills must be performed at a Red Cross Level 4 or higher.

Fees include all materials for the course, Red Cross fees, and must be paid in full at registration.
Cancellation
The registration period ends 7 days prior to the first class. If the student withdraws before the end of the registration period, a $25 non-refundable fee will be applied. Punctual attendance is required at all class sessions. No exceptions will be made!  Fees include all materials for the course and Red Cross fees.  For more info please contact Aquatics at: 978-287-1000 or swim@concordma.gov.
COURSE TIME DAY DATES ACTIVITY # MEMBER FEE NON MEMBER FEE
Lifeguard Review 9:00am-7:00pm Saturday 6/15 560101-R3 $100.00 $150.00
Lifeguard Review 9:00am-7:00pm Sunday 6/16 560101-R4 $100.00 $150.00
Water Safety Instructor 9:00am-5:00pm Tues-Fri 2/19-2/22 560102-W1 $150.00 $250.00
Water Safety Instructor 9:00am-5:00pm Tues-Fri 4/16-4/19 560102-W2 $150.00 $250.00
Water Safety Instructor 9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Thur 6/24-6/27 560102-W3 $150.00 $250.00
Water Safety Instructor 9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Thur 8/12-8/15 560102-W4 $150.00 $250.00
Water Front Lifeguarding 9:00-5:00pm Mon-Thur 7/8-7/11 560100-T1 $150.00 $250.00
Water Front Lifeguarding 4:00pm-9:00pm Tues-Thur 4/16-4/18 560100-A1 $150.00 $250.00
  10:00am-3:00pm Friday 4/19 560100-A1    
  9:00am-5:00pm Saturday 4/20 560100-A1