American Red Cross - Lifeguard Training - Blended Learning
Aquatics / Bloomington Swim Lessons - Valley View Middle School -
Winter/Spring 2021 Bloomington Youth and Adult Enrichment
This comprehensive course is designed to instruct participants in the skills and knowledge needed to become a lifeguard. Course candidates will learn how to recognize, prevent, and respond quickly to aquatic emergencies. The course also instructs participants in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid. Participants will receive certifications in the above - certifications will be presented upon completion of attending all class sessions, passing all written exams, water skills and test. Prerequisites:
• Ability to pass pretest. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs. Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds: starting in the water,
swim 20 yards, surface dive, feet first or head first to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object,
return to surface and swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding object, exit the water without using a
ladder or steps.
course final written exams. Lifeguard, CPR-PR with AED and First Aid are valid for 2 years.
Will need to renew certifications every two years.
*Bring your swim suit, towels, snacks, lunch, water bottle, writing utensil and paper.
*A minimum of 5 participants will be needed to run this class.*
Valley View Middle School Pool
Class Fee: $260
(Opportunity for employment upon completion of class - contact Aquatics Program Coordinator for further information at 952-681-6134, if interested. Must be 16 years old.)
Full - waiting list