408-410-4708
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Red Cross Lifeguarding

Upcoming Courses























**Must attend all days, or
contact us if you have a conflict

Description
This course is designed for professional rescuers, babysitters, parents, and anyone interested in
learning how to recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies.  It is the required course to work in
California as a lifeguard at a swimming pool or water play area. Through a combination of classroom
lessons, videos, and in-water skill sessions, participants will learn overall what it takes to prevent
aquatic injuries and respond to emergencies.  Upon successful completion you will receive a Lifeguard
Training certificate which includes Basic First Aid, and is valid for 3 years.  You will also receive
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer valid for 2 years, Bloodborne Pathogens and Administering
Emergency Oxygen, each valid for 1 year.

Due to the nature of the skills in this course, you will be participating in strenuous activities, such as
performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the floor and removing someone from the water. If
you have a medical condition or disability or if you have any questions about your ability to participate
fully in this course, discuss them with your physician or health-care provider and us before you start
the course.

What You'll Learn
  • Patron Surveillance
  • Setting pool rules and communicating with patrons
  • Victim Recognition
  • In-water rescues
  • Response to Head/Neck/Back Injuries
  • Treatment for wounds, illness, bites/stings, musculoskeletal injuries, and heat/cold emergencies
  • Administering oxygen
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), rescue breathing, and use of a defibrillator (AED)
























Cancellations
Very important.  The Thursday prior to the first day of the course will be the last day to cancel for a full
refund.  Please double check that you are able to attend every class session for the full time as there
are NO MAKE UPS unless previously arranged.  If you need to cancel Friday through Saturday (after
the pre-requisite swim test), there will be a $65 ($30 for refresher students) charge for equipment.  Any
cancellations after that are $65 ($30 for refresher students) for equipment and $25 per day for
instruction.

**If you are not able to pass the course, or have an unforeseen emergency and need to miss a day,
your best option is to continue to come to all class days if possible then talk to your instructor or
contact the Red Cross (408-577-1000) to find a "Refresher Course" which is an abbreviated (and less
expensive) form of the class.

Pre-requisites
You must be 15 years of age before the last schedules class session.  Please bring proof of age on the
first day.  There will also be a pre-course session on the first day, in which you will be required to pass
a swimming skills test.  The skills you will perform are as follows.

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, or a mixture.
No time requirement

2.     Timed Event.  Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10
feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the
object, and remove the object and yourself from the pool without using stairs or a ladder in 100
seconds.

3.     Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.

You may have two attempts to pass each swimming skills test.  If, after your second attempt, you are
unable to complete the skill you will not be able to continue with the course.

What is Successful Completion?
1.    Participants must show up on time and for every class.  If you miss a class you will not be able to
pass the course.
2.    Active participation is required in every class.
3.    Ability to successfully execute all physical skills.
4.    Pass all three written exams with an 80% or higher.

What To Bring
For the first class please bring with you proof of age and be prepared to sign (or have your
parent/guardian sign) facility and instructor waivers.

To each class meeting please bring a swimsuit, goggles (optional), towel, change of clothes, water, and
any food you may want.  We will take short dinner breaks so bring food or plan on grabbing something
quick at fast food.  Also, if you typically run a bit cold, you may bring a rash guard or wetsuit since we
will be in and out of the water and playing the role of the victim.  You will be provided with manuals,
pens, and CPR masks.

Refresher students: please bring your CPR mask and Lifeguard Participant Manual
Year
Days/
Dates**
Times
(must attend all
sessions)
Location
Cost
Recert
Offered?
Sign Up
2016
Sat. 3/5
Sun. 3/6
Sat. 3/12
Sun. 3/13
2-8 pm 1st
weekend
4-8 pm 2nd
weekend
Almaden Valley
Athletic Club

5400 Camden
Avenue, San
Jose
$315/Full
$215/Refresher

(Refresher
students must
bring cert. card)
Yes
HERE
2016
Sat. 4/2
Sun. 4/3
Sat. 4/9
Sun. 4/10
2-8 pm 1st
weekend
4-8 pm 2nd
weekend
Almaden Valley
Athletic Club

5400 Camden
Avenue, San
Jose
$315/Full
$215/Refresher

(Refresher
students must
bring cert. card)
Yes
HERE
2016
Sat. 4/16
Sun. 4/17
Sat. 4/23
Sun. 4/30
2-8 pm 1st
weekend
4-8 pm 2nd
weekend
Almaden Valley
Athletic Club

5400 Camden
Avenue, San
Jose
$315/Full
$215/Refresher

(Refresher
students must
bring cert. card)
Yes
HERE
2016
Sat. 5/7
Sun. 5/8
Sat. 5/14
Sun. 5/15
2-8 pm 1st
weekend
4-8 pm 2nd
weekend
Almaden Valley
Athletic Club

5400 Camden
Avenue, San
Jose
$315/Full
$215/Refresher

(Refresher
students must
bring cert. card)
Yes
HERE
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