Advanced Aquatic Certifications

The Recreation Complex on the Greenway offers advanced certification for individuals who wish to hone their aquatic and teaching skills.

Lifeguard Training
This class is an American Red Cross course which, upon completion, will certify you for lifeguarding, lifeguarding first aid and professional CPR. These are all the certifications needed to become a lifeguard.

Prerequisites: Must be 15 years of age by the end of the course, swim 300 yards continuously (using front crawl, breaststroke or combination of both; goggles can be worn), tread water using only legs for 2 minutes, and start in the water and swim 20-yards (no goggles allowed), surface dive 12 feet, retrieve a 10-pound brick, return to the surface and swim back 20 yards on back while both hands are on the object, and exit the pool without using a ladder within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Water Safety Instructor
This class is an American Red Cross course designed to teach you how to teach swimming lessons and give you hands-on experience to better prepare you for a successful teaching experience.

Prerequisites: Be at least 16 years of age, maintain a position on your back for 1 minute, tread water for 1 minute, and demonstrate the following skills: 25 yards to a level 4 ability using front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and 15 yards butterfly. Certification of this course will allow you to teach swimming lessons and private lessons. Price includes all books and materials for the class.

Contact the Recreation Complex for upcoming classes - 803-547-4575.