Lifeguarding Classes

 

Initial Certification & Recertification classes offered Spring 2017

American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes offered Spring 2017 to individuals ages 15 and over. Cost for initial Lifeguarding is $350 ($250 for USJ students with ID).

 

Class registrants must be able to pass the following pre-requisites on the first day in order to continue with the class:

  • 300 yard continuous swim freestyle and breastroke
  • 2 minutes of treading water in the deep end using only the legs
  • Timed task… swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-lb brick in 7-10 feet of water, resurface, keep 2 hands on the brick at or above the surface of the water, kick 20 yards back to wall… climb out without using stairs or ladder… stand up. Task must be completed in 1 minute and 40 seconds.
 

In order to pass the course, participants must attend and participate in ALL class sessions, pass a practical final exam, and score at least 80% on two written multiple choice exams.

Contact Brenda Straker at bstraker@usj.edu for more information. 

 

NEXT FULL COURSE LIFEGUARD CLASS SCHEDULE:

Thursday, Apr. 20 (3:30pm - 7:00pm)
Saturday, Apr. 22 (12:00pm - 6:00pm)
Monday, Apr. 24 (3:30pm - 7:00pm)
Wednesday, Apr. 26 (3:30pm - 7:00pm)
Saturday, Apr. 29 (12:00pm - 6:00pm)
Tuesday, May 2 (3:30pm - 7:00pm)

**Registration Deadline: Monday, Apr. 17

Class includes CPR mask, Red Cross Registration, digital certificate of online digital paticipant manual. Participation in ALL classes is MANDATORY!

Please make checks ($350.00) payable to Brenda Straker and send checks along with participant's name, email, birthdate and cell phone number to:

Brenda Straker
O'Connell Center
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117 

NEXT RECERTIFICATION CLASS SCHEDULE:

Monday, May 22 (3:30pm - 6:30pm)
Tuesday, May 23 (3:30pm - 6:30pm)
Wednesday, May 24 (3:30pm - 6:30pm)

**Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 18

To register for this class please email Brenda Straker at bstraker@usj.edu a digital copy of current certification. If certification has expired by more than four weeks, participants need to take the full class schedule offered in April.

Please make checks ($150.00) payable to Brenda Straker and send checks along with participant's name, email, birthdate and cell phone number to:

Brenda Straker
O'Connell Center
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117