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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: Wednesday Evenings
Where: Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA
Time: 6:00p-7:00p
Any questions or concerns, please email Melissa Breeze
 


Lifeguard Class Schedule:

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

Member Rate: $200
Non Member Rate: $250

When: August 10-12 and August 17-19
Where: Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA
When: Fridays 5-9pm; Saturdays 8am-4pm; Sundays 1-5pm
Note: Course must have a minimum of 5 participants who have successfully passed their pre-requisite skills prior to the start of the course or the course will be cancelled.

When: September 15-16 and September 22-23
Where: Pickaway County Family YMCA
When: Saturdays 9am-5pm; Sundays 10am-5pm
Note: Course must have a minimum of 5 participants who have successfully passed their pre-requisite skills prior to the start of the course or the course will be cancelled. 

When: November 10-11 and November 17-18
Where: Don M. & Margaret Hilliker YMCA
When: Saturdays 7:30am-5pm; Sundays 12-5pm
Note: Course must have a minimum of 5 participants who have successfully passed their pre-requisite skills prior to the start of the course or the course will be cancelled. 

When: December 8-9 and December 15-16
Where: Jerry L. Garver YMCA
When: Saturdays 8am-5pm; Sundays 11am-5pm
Note: Course must have a minimum of 5 participants who have successfully passed their pre-requisite skills prior to the start of the course or the course will be cancelled. 

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