Lifeguard & Water safety Instructor Certifications

AMERICAN RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATIONS

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To qualify for the course you must Be:

WSI candidates must be at least 16 years old.

Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills (on the first day of class): Swim the following strokes consistent with Level 4: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke – 25 yards. Butterfly – 15 yards.

The course dates are :  Sunday (5) - March 26th - April 2nd, 9th, 23 snd 30th

Time: 10am to 6pm - You must make all 5 classes

The cost of the course is $495.00

To register for the upcoming class call (516) 872-4571 or fill out an e-mail request form found on our Swim lesson registration form, write in "WSI Training course" in the comment section.

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We are currently one of the few facilities approved to also teach the

American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding course as well as

Starguard lifeguarding and

Starfish Aquatics Swim Instructor Programs.

Both Agencies are approved in NYS as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties.

 Both agencies qualify as a prerequisite for Nassau  County Lifeguarding & Camps.

Next course: Red Cross Lifeguarding 2017

The Dates and times of the course will be: TBA

 

Classes are always on a Sunday

All classes must be attended. There will be no make-up dates. No Exceptions. Call for more info.

To register for this upcoming class call (516)872-4571 or fill out an email request form found on our Swim Lesson registration form, write in "Lifeguard Training" in the comment section.

Pre Test Requirements for Lifeguarding:

 To be eligible for the  Lifeguarding course, the participant must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of the course.  The participant must successfully complete the following:

1.    Swim 300 Yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing in both Breast and Front crawl. See Below for breakdown.

    -    100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick.  Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front.

    -    100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence.

    -    100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke.  The 100 yards may be a combination of front crawl and breaststroke.

  Note: There is no time requirement for this skill.

2.     Tread Water for Two (2) minutes using only the legs.

3.    Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting pint with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Note:  When returning to the starting point, the participant must hold the 10-pound object with both hands, placing the brick on his or her chest, and must keep his or her face above the water.  The participant can swim on his or her back using an elementary backstroke kick, flutter kick or a rotary (eggbeater) kick.

Certification:  Lifeguarding/First aid/CPR/AED- valid for 2 years. One year for camps.

 Pre Test requirements:For Waterfront Lifeguarding    COURSE DATE HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED DUE TO UPDATE. Check back at future dates.

 To be eligible for the Waterfront Lifeguarding course, the participant must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of the course.  The participant must successfully complete the following:

1.    Swim 550 yards (about  500 meters) continuously, using these strokes in the following order:

    -  200 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick.  Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front.

    -  200 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence.

    - 150 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke.  The 150 yards may be a combination of front crawl and breaststroke.

Note: There is no time requirement for this skill.

2.    Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting pint with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Note:  When returning to the starting point, the participant must hold the 10-pound object with both hands, placing the brick on his or her chest, and must keep his or her face above the water.  The participant can swim on his or her back using an elementary backstroke kick, flutter kick or a rotary (eggbeater) kick.

3.    Swim 5 yards; submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4-7 feet of water; resurface; and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool.

Note:  Participants must pick up the three objects placed 5 yards apart.  While retrieving the dive rings, participants must stay under the water.

4.    Tread Water for Two (2) minutes using only the legs.**

Certification:  Lifeguarding Waterfront/First Aid/CPR/AED- valid 2 years

Pre-test cost is $25

 Lifeguard course is $470

Cost includes Books and First Aid Materials for course

*Student is responsible to get a Whistle for the class*

All Costs are Non-Refundable

 

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