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Building Aquatic Leaders

Lifeguard Course

LIFE SKILLS SAVE LIVES

If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great part time job or a challenging career, that’s in demand, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program is one of the best places to start. Lifeguarding lets you work as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. You could even save a life!

BECOME A CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD

Learning is fun and easy! Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn—

  • Rescue skills for use in the water and on land.
  • First aid and professional rescuer CPR/AED training to help you prepare for an emergency.
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities.
  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries.

PREREQUISITES

  • Swim a minimum of 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.

(May swim using front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.)

  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Swim 20 yards, feet-first surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a10 pound object
    • Return to surface swim 20 yards hold object with both hands keeping face at or near pool surface
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface, and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool


Naugatuck Y Aquatic Contact Information

Youth Development & Healthy Living Director Ian Gatavaski

Head Lifeguard Ariana Salvatore

(203) 729-9622 X 14

284 Church St. Naugatuck, CT 06770

 

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