American Red Cross Lifeguarding
If you are able to swim 300 yards (12 lengths); continuously (100 yards of each) crawl, breast and side stroke; retrieve a ten-pound submerged object from a minimum seven-foot depth; and tread water for two minutes, you can become a lifeguard.
Upon successful completion of the class, participants will acquire Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid Certification; CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
We also offer a Motzei Shabbat Lifeguarding Class for women only!
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification
If you are at least 16 and a proficient swimmer, you can become an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and teach swimming and water safety courses!
As a Water Safety Instructor (WSI), you can:
- Teach skills that can save lives
- Gain valuable work experience as an aquatics professional
- Earn money—or join a volunteer team—while you help people learn aquatics skills
- Learn organizational and presentation skills that can help you in any career
- Teach kids to swim, help adults refine their strokes and/or teach diving safety techniques
- Help prepare swim coaches to prevent and respond to emergency situations
- Make a difference in people’s lives
Minimum age of 16 before the final scheduled session (proof required).
Must demonstrate the following Level IV* skills according to the Stroke Performance Charts:
- 25 yards front crawl
- 25 yards back crawl
- 25 yards breaststroke
- 25 yards elementary backstroke
- 25 yards sidestroke
- 15 yards butterfly
- tread water for 1 minute
- maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water.
For information please call Lior Harpaz, Aquatics Director, at 718-268-5011 ext. 502 or email [email protected]