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All children must be swim-tested before enrolling in a class unless they hold a Red Cross card indicating their current level. If your child is at a higher level for his/her age they may join the older class. Swim caps required.
Keep track of your child’s progress with The American Red Cross Swim App! Designed to complement the JCC swim programs, the app allows your child to stay motivated and progress to their next level. Additionally, it delivers water safety information that can help keep your family safe in and around the water.
An abbreviated Lifeguarding course that briefly reviews course information and allows practice of skills and knowledge before testing. Current certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate in the review course. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for 2 years. Participants must have their own CPR pocket mask
Become an American Red Cross Swimming Instructor. The purpose of the WSI course is to equip candidates with the skills and knowledge needed to teach swim lessons for infants through adults. Candidates must attend all sessions, successfully complete all skills and practice teaching assignments and attain a minimum grade of 80% on the written exam to pass the class. Upon completion participants will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Water Safety Instructor valid for 2 years. This is a Blended Learning course combining online training with in-person skill sessions.
Pre-Test: April 19, 6:30-8pm
Sunday April 25, 1:30-5:30pm
Monday April 26, 6-8pm
Sunday May 2, 1:30-5:30pm
Monday May 3, 6-8pm
Monday May 10, 6-8pm
Sunday May 23, 1:30-5:30pm
Monday May 24, 6-8pm
$10 pre-test members & public
Prerequisites: Participants must be 16 years old by the end of training (proof of age will be required). In addition, participants must demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:
1. Swim the following strokes consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4:
- Front Crawl – 25 yards
- Back Crawl – 25 yards
- Breaststroke – 25 yards
- Elementary Backstroke – 25 yards
- Sidestroke – 25 yards
- Butterfly – 15 yards
2. Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep
water (floating or sculling)
3. Tread water for 1 minute
Become a lifeguard and learn the skills you need to work in water safety as a lifeguard this summer. This course combines online training with on-site skill sessions. Course completion provides a 2-year American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguard Training/First Aid/CPR/AED. .
April/May Course Dates Option II:
Pre-test: April 11, 10:00am-11:30am
April 18, 9:30am-1:30pm
April 25, 9:30am-1:30pm OR 2-6pm (two sessions offered)
May 2, 9:30am-1:30pm
May 16, 9:30am-1:30pm
$10 pre-test members & public
How it Works:
Approximately 7 hours online course each student can do at their own convenience PRIOR to classroom & In-person sessions
Masks will be worn on the pool deck and social distancing will be enforced when possible.
In order to successfully pass the American Red Cross Lifeguard Course, participants must pass the pre-test, demonstrate all required skills and pass the final exams with a score of 80% or higher.
There is $100 nonrefundable administrative fee if you withdraw or not pass the course.
1. Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:
-100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick.
-100 yards of breaststroke.
-100 yards of either front crawl using rhythmic breathing or breaststroke. These 200 yards may be a mixture of front crawl and breaststroke.
2. Timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface. Exit the water without using the ladder or steps.
3. Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only
Swim assessment for crew participants administered by a certified LGI/WSI. Please contact email@example.com to set up an appointment.