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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Teaches the duties and responsibilities of lifeguards to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies and procedures to carry them out in a professional manner. Certifies participant as an American Red Cross Lifeguard, includes certifications in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Automated External Defibrillation, Oxygen Administration, and Blood-borne Pathogens Training.

Prerequisites:

  • Must swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards/front crawl; 100 yards/breaststroke; and 100 yards/either front crawl or breaststroke or a combination. All 300 yards must use rhythmic breathing with your face in the water and a stabilizing, propellant kick.
  • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a minimum depth of seven feet, retrieve a 10 lb. object, return to surface, and swim back to starting point with the object within one minute and 40 seconds. When returning to the starting point, you must hold the 10 lb. object with both hands and keep you face above water.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
    • Friday, May 12, 5-9pm; Saturday, May 13, 9am-5pm; Friday, May 19, 5-9pm; Saturday, May 20, 9am-5pm
  • Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
    • Friday, June 2, 5-9pm; Saturday – Monday, June 3-5, 9am – 5pm
  • Participants must attend all four classes in a session to achieve certification.

Pricing

$250 members/$275 public

No refunds on cancellations made less than seven (7) days prior to the start of class.

Participants who do not pass the prerequisite will receive a refund minus a $25 fee.

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Re-Certification

Must currently hold a Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification. Participants must be able to perform all prerequisites, and test out on all lifeguarding, CPR, and first aid skills.

  • No refunds on cancellations made less than seven (7) days prior to the start of class.
  • Participants who do not pass the prerequisite will receive a refund minus a fee of $25.

Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex
Saturday, March 18, 10am-5pm

Pricing

$75 members/$100 public

Contact

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur: Heather Cheseman, 314-442-3296
Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield: Tracy Branson, 314-442-3495