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In order to take the American Lifeguard course participants must:

  1. Be at least 15 years old by the last day of the course attended Pass the prerequisites:
  2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:
    1. Starting in the water swim 20 yards
    2. Surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back
    3. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
  4. Attend all training sessions
  5. Perform all skills with accuracy
  6. Pass a written test with a score of at least 80%

Prerequisite Schedule:

All participants must attend a prerequisite session and pass all parts prior to the start of a course.

When: June 18th 2018
Where: Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA
Time: 6:00p-7:00p

When: July 2nd 2018
Where: Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA
Time: 6:00p-7:00p

When: July 11th 2018
Where: Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA
Time: 6:00p-7:00p

Lifeguard Class Schedule:

Cost: *Free for potential staff!*
Contact us for more details or questions

Member Rate: $200
Non Member Rate: $250

When: June 25th-29th 2018 **Location change**
Where: Now meeting at the North YMCA
Time: 9am-5pm

When: July 16th-20th 2018
Where: Gahanna John E. Bickley YMCA

When: August 4th-5th and 11th-12th 2018
Where: Hilliard/Ray Patch YMCA

When: August 18th-19th and August 25th-26th 2018
Where: Eldon and Elsie Ward Family YMCA

When: September 8th-9th and September 15th-16th 2018
Where: Union County YMCA

When: October 6th-7th and October 13th-14th 2018
Where: Pickaway County YMCA

When: October 20th-21st and October 27th-28th 2018
Where: Gahanna YMCA

When: November 3rd-4th and November 10th-11th 2018
Where: Hilliker YMCA

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