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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 641-456-2827