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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 bring their own CPR pocket mask.
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. Participants must attend ALL classes. Course is non-refundable.
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
Option 1- April Course Dates:
Sunday April 5th 12-5pm
Monday April 6th 12-5pm
Tuesday April 7th 9a-2pm
Wednesday April 8th 9a-2pm
Option 2- Sundays Only April/May Course Dates:
Sunday April 5th 12-5pm
Sunday April 19th 12-5pm
Sunday April 26th 12-5pm
Sunday May 3rd 12-5pm
Sunday May 10th 12-5pm
Price: $350Members/$425 public, plus $38 paid directly to the Red Cross
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.
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 in order to register for the full course:
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
Pre-test Sunday 3/1 12-2pm
Course Sunday 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29
$350Members/$425 public, plus $38 paid directly to the Red Cross
Stroke development. Breaststroke and side stroke are introduced. The child must be able to swim 25m front crawl and back stroke.
Stroke refinement. Coordination and refinement of strokes are developed. Butterfly stroke is introduced.
Skill proficiency. Strokes learned in previous levels are polished; and endurance is stressed. Includes fun water activities.
This program will help your child, ages 11-14, build a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills to become a future lifeguard. Participants will receive instruction in prevention, fitness, response, leadership, professionalism, and swimming skill development. Program will include an introduction to first aid, CPR and AED knowledge and skills. This is not a certification course to be a trained lifeguard. Participants will have to pass a pre-test on Sunday January 5th to enter into the program.
The Pre-test requirement:
1. Swim Front Crawl 25 yards continuously while breathing to front or side
2. Swim Breaststroke 25 yards using a pull breathe, kick, glide sequence
3. Complete water competency sequence: