Lifeguarding Course

Karen Reynolds and Christy Komenda are certified American Red Cross Instructors that have been teaching this course for over 10 years. We are confident that after taking our course you will leave with the knowledge and the skills needed to become a certified lifeguard.

Below is a list of course offering options we offer this Spring.

Full Lifeguarding Course: (see at bottom for a printable letter)

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 a prerequisite skills evaluation by doing the following:

1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

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.

(Shallow Water Certification also offered during this course)

Cost: $175.00

Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 8am-2pm–Springville High School Pool

**Bring a bagged lunch to all sessions..working lunches are given


The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuers course is to teach those with a duty to act (professional rescuers and health care providers) the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical personnel take over. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Red Cross CPR/AE/First Aid for Professional Rescuers certificate, valid for 2 years.

Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 8am-2pm

Place: Springville High School Rm #121 (Art Room)

Cost: $90.00

Waterfront Certification:

The purpose of the Waterfront Skills module is to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in non-surf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds.

This course is taught in addition to the full lifeguarding course (must complete and pass lifeguarding course)

Cost: $190.00

Time and Dates: the same as the full course w/ some additional videos and skills to complete

**All of these course offerings are for the individuals who have never received training prior