American Red Cross Lifeguard Training at Franklin Wellness Center 

Two Lifeguarding classes are scheduled--must attend one or the other, approx. 29 hours, depending on number in class.

Class one:  Friday, May 11 --  4 to10 PM  
                 Saturday, May 12 -- 8 AM to 7 PM
                 Sunday, May 13 -- 10 AM to 6 PM (or until finished)

 Class two:  Friday, May 18 --  4 to10 PM
                  Saturday, May 19 -- 8 AM to 7 PM
                  Sunday, May 20 -- 10 AM to 6 PM (or until finished)


Lifeguard re-certification (review):  Sunday, May 26—9 AM to 6PM (or until finished)

Pre-swim times for lifeguarding or lifeguarding re-certification (must be completed prior to class—time arranged with instructor.)

The cost of the lifeguarding class is $175.
The cost of the re-certification (review) class is $60
Checks payable to Franklin Wellness Center.

Successful completion of a pre-test for lifeguard training is required and will be held by appointment with instructor.  

Pre-test should take no more than 30 minutes. CALL FWC at 456-2827 to sign up (ask for Jim Davies--if Jim is not available, leave your name and phone number).
Must pass pre-test to sign up for lifeguard class.  Pay after the pre-test.
Pre-test consists of:
1.  Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breastroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.  Swim goggles may be used.
2.  Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
3.  Retrieve 10 lb. brick from deep end swimming 20 yards (timed 1:40).

You should also download the new Lifeguarding Manual to study for the written tests.   Those tests are over Lifeguarding and CPR/lst Aid.   Here is the link:


Questions?   Call Jim Davies, manager, Franklin Wellness Center         
Email:     Phone: 641-456-2827