should be confident in your ability to successfully perform the prerequisite
skills before signing up for the Lifeguarding course or the Waterfront Skills
module. There are NO REFUNDS for students who do not pass the prerequisites.
must be at least 15 years of age on
or before the final scheduled session of this course. Age will be verified during your first
classroom session. Please bring appropriate identification/proof of age, such as a
driver’s license or a copy of your birth certificate.
skills will be given on the first day of the course and include the following
300 yards continuously (or 550 yards for those also taking the Waterfront
Module) while demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may use the front crawl, breaststroke, or
a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. You may use swim goggles.
water for 2 minutes using only the legs, with your hands placed in your
20 yards, retrieve a 10-pound object at a depth of 7 to 10 feet, return to the
starting point while keeping both hands on the object and your face at or near
the surface of the water in order to breathe, and then exit the water without
using a ladder. This skill must be
completed in less than 1 minute and 40 seconds.
5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7
feet of water, resurface and continue to swim another 5 yards.
What else do I
need to know?
100% attendance and punctuality is
mandatory for certification – there are NO exceptions. It
is expected that students will arrive on time and be prepared for all classroom
lifeguarding courses and some modules require written and/or practical
exams. All written exams must be passed
with a minimum grade of 80%. Students
requesting consideration for taking exams aurally should speak to the
instructor at the beginning of the class.
What is the cancellation/refund policy?
following charges for cancellations will apply:
of total course fee – from 8 to 14 days before event starts
of total course fee – from 3 to 7 days before event starts
of total course fee – from 1 to 2 day(s) before event starts
of total course fee – from 0 to 24 hours before event starts
of total course fee – 1 day(s) after event starts
Who should I
contact if I have more questions?
For questions regarding the class please
contact the course instructor, Nikie Oechsle, at 225-281-3326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all room/board questions, or to pay by credit card, contact the main
office at Somerset Beach Campground at 517-688-3783.