Club Fit | Class Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

Briarcliff

Age Requirements: All lifeguard participants must be at least 15 years of age by the last day of course.

Lifeguard Training Prerequisites:

  • Successfully complete a 300-yard continuous swim, proficiently demonstrating the front crawl and breaststroke.
  • Tread water for 2 consecutive minutes without support.
  • Timed Brick Test: Swim 20-yards, dive down and retrieve a 10-pound brick. Retrieve brick and swim the length of pool, on your back, while remaining above water. Exit the pool without assistance of a ladder or stairs.

Waterfront Lifeguard Training Prerequisites:

  • Swim 550-yards.
  • Tread Water for two minutes without support.
  • Timed Water Activity: Swim 20-yards, dive down and retrieve an underwater object.
  • Candidates must posses a current Lifeguard Training certificate.

Course Facts:

  • Lifeguard Certification reads “CPR valid for 2 years,” however, the NYS Board of Health requires lifeguards to be re-certified annually in CPR.
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer Course is included within the Lifeguard Training Course.
  • Pocket mask is required for CPR. Students may bring their own, or purchase one for an additional $15.

Student Expectations:

  • Attend all sessions.
  • Arrive on time to each and every class session. Due to the condensed format, exceptions cannot be made. A missed session constitutes a failure. Excessive tardiness (more than 20 minutes) constitutes an automatic failure.
  • Complete all homework assignments, including eight hours of online learning.

Initial Certifications:

Basic Initial Lifeguard Certification
Members $435
Non-Members $495
American Red Cross Fee $38

Includes full, initial lifeguard certification including CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. This certification prepares a lifeguard to work at a pool.

Waterfront with Basic Lifeguard Certification
Members $500
Non-Members $550
American Red Cross Fee $38

This course is intended for someone who does not have a current Lifeguard Certification, and prepares them to work at either a pool or a waterfront location. Waterfront Lifeguards learn the skills needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in non-surf, open-water areas found in public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds. Candidates learn and demonstrate how to perform Waterfront Rescue Skills safely and effectively. Includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.

Initial Certification Session Dates: (Three Day Course)

  • Friday, April 12, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, April 26, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, May 3, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, May 10, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 12, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, May 17, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, May 24, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 25, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 26, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, May 31, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, June 7, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, July 5, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 7, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, July 19, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 21, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, August 2, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 3, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 4, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, September 6, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 8, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, October 11, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, November 29, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 30, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 1, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, December 27, 2019 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 28, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 29, 2019 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Re-Certifications / Lifeguard Review:

Basic Lifeguard Re-Certification
Members $230
Non-Members $295
American Red Cross Fee $38

This course re-certifies lifeguards to work at a pool. For lifeguards who currently have a certification or a certification that is less than 30 days from date of expiration. Includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.

Waterfront with Lifeguard Re-Certification
Members $300
Non-Members $350
American Red Cross Fee $38

This course is intended for someone who already has a current Lifeguard Certification or certification that is less than 30 days from expiration date and prepares them to work at either a pool or a waterfront location. Includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

Re-Certification Session Dates:

  • Friday, April 19th – 2:00 – 10:00 pm (One Day Class)
  • Wednesday, April 24th – 2:00 – 10:00 pm (One Day Class)
  • Monday, May 13th & Wednesday May 15th – 5:00 – 9:00 pm (Two Day Class)
  • Friday, May 24th – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (One Day Class)

Additional Course Offerings:

CPR for the Professional Rescuer Course
The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers program is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants until more advanced medical personnel can take over.

 

Waterfront Stand Alone Course
Members $200
Non-Members $200
American Red Cross Fee $38

This course is intended for lifeguards who have already obtained a Basic Lifeguard Certification and developed a need for the Waterfront Certification.


All Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor offerings are “Blended Learning Courses.” This means that a portion of the course will be taken online, prior to the start of the course. Upon completion of Blended Learning, you will be prompted to print your “training completion” record. Please bring this to the first day of your course. Club Fit reserves the right to cancel and reschedule a course when less than three participants have signed up. In the event that a participant enrolled in a class and is unable to attend, they are required to give two weeks notice in order to receive a full refund or be placed into another course. If a participant fails the swimming portion of Lifeguard Training, they will be eligible to receive a refund, less a processing fee valued at one-third of the price of the course. Swim lessons are available to assist participants with preparation for the course at the standard swim lesson rates. Participants who do not show up for a course they are enrolled in will be billed for the full amount of the course and will not be eligible to recieve a refund.

If a participant does not access Blended Learning link prior to 48 hours before start of class, there is a $20 penalty to gain access to complete the online learning component.

American Red Cross Fees
Most certifications have an additional fee paid directly to the American Red Cross for the Certification and Blended Learning portion of the course.

CPR Pocket Mask                    $15

Contact us if you have questions.