Lifeguard Training

2020 LIFEGUARD TRAINING DATES AVAILABLE NOW!

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Gulf Coast Aquatics, Inc. will begin hiring and training lifeguards for the 2020 season in March!!
Come and join our team!!

The Gulf Coast Aquatics, Inc. team is ready to train and have you aboard! Our instructors are highly trained by the American Red Cross in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, AED, Disease prevention and Oxygen Administration. By taking the Lifeguard Training Course, you will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a professional manner. You will also learn a number of lifeguarding techniques such as: surveillance, how to use rescue equipment for a distressed swimmer, active drowning victim, passive drowning victim and how to care for someone who may have a head, neck, or back injury.

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the course, you must be able to pass prerequisite skills evaluation that includes the following:



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.


2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. You should place your hands under your armpits.

3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.


The prerequisite skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class. To successfully complete the course, you must attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions/drills, activities and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, and pass the final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent.


The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact me to discuss this before the course begins. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years..

 


 

Session 1 - $75.00:

**Early Bird Special

February 27th - March 1st

Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 9pm

Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

Session 9 - $125.00:

May 7th – May 10th

Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 9pm

Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

Session 2 Spring Break Class - $75.00:

**Early Bird Special

March 9th – March 12th

Mon - Thurs: 9am – 5pm

Session 10 - $125.00:

May 14th – May 17th

Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 9pm

Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

Session 3 - $125.00:

March 26th – March 29th

Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 9pm

Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

Session 11 - $125.00:

May 21st – May 24th

Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 9pm

Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

 

Session 4 - $125.00:

April 2nd – April 5th

Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 9pm

Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

Session 12 - $125.00:

June 12th – June 14th

Fri, Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

Session 5 Easter Weekend Class: - $125.00:

April 9th – April 11th

Thurs: 5pm – 9pm

Fri & Sat: 9am-7pm

Session 13 - $125.00:

June 26th – June 28th

Fri, Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm


Session 6  - $125.00:

April 16th – April 19th

Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 9pm

Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

Session 14 - $125.00:

July 10th – July 12th

Fri, Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

Session 7 - $125.00:

April 23rd – April 26th

Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 9pm

Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

Session 15 - $125.00:

July 24th – July 26th

Fri, Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

Session 8 - $125.00:

April 30th – May 3rd

Thurs & Fri: 5pm – 9pm

Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

 




Gulf Coast Aquatics, Inc. Tentative 2020  Lifeguard Training Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

For more information call the Gulf Coast Aquatics, Inc. office

at 281-538-SWIM (7946) or you can email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it