Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Training

American Red Cross Training


Lifeguard Candidate Positions available, contact Jenna Stevenson at jstevenson@parkeronline.org for more information.
  

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Lifeguard Training
For ages 15 and older. Parker Recreation offers lifeguard training to learn how to safely rescue swimmers while maintaining personal safety. This class is a blended learning format with a combination of online and classroom skills.  Candidates are required to complete 7 hours of online coursework prior to attending the course. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguard Training course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for two years.

Lifeguard Prep
This course is designed to help participants prepare to complete the prerequisite 300 yard swim, 2 minute water tread and brick retrieval exercise for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding class. The class is taught by an American Red cross certified Lifeguard Instructor. This course does not provide any certifications. It simply allows for potential lifeguard course candidates to fine tune their swimming skills.

Lifeguard Instructor Training
Trains lifeguarding instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Bloodborne Pathogens Training. This class is a blended learning form with a combination of online and classroom skills. All online coursework and class dates are required for successful completion of the course.

Water Safety Instructor Training
This course trains Water Safety Instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program. The courses and presentations include Parent and Child Aquatics Levels 1 and 2, Preschool Aquatics Levels 1 - 3, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1 - 6, three adult courses, as well as the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses. To enroll, instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course and successfully complete the pre-course session, which includes demonstration of swimming skills equivalent to Learn-to-Swim Level 4. This class is a blended learning format with a combination of online and classroom skills. All online coursework and class dates are required for successful completion of the course.