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Jr. Lifeguards (Ages 11-14)

The American Red Cross Jr. Lifeguard course is designed to teach water safety skills as well as introduce youth to the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard. This course will not certify anyone as a lifeguard, only build a foundation of knowledge, attitude and skills in preparation of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course. 

Course Details

Sessions Available
Daily Itinerary: 
Orientation and Pre-Course Session
Policies for Parents
Policies for Participants

Frequently Asked Questions

How old must my child be to participate in the Jr. Lifeguard Course?
Does my child need to know how to swim?
What happens if my child does not pass the pre course requirements?
How long is each session?
What does my child need to bring to class?
Will my child be certified as a lifeguard at the end of the session?
If my child misses a class, will there be make up dates?

Prerequisites

Step into the water and totally submerge

Maintain position in water for 1 minute by treading water or floating (or a combination of the two)

Rotate one full turn and orient to the exit

Level off and swim on front or back 25 yards

Exit without using ladder or steps

Swim the breaststroke 25 yards using the pull, breath, kick, glide sequence

Submerge feet-first or head-first and swim under water a distance of 10 feet

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