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Aquatic Safety Classes

Looking for a summer job? Apply for a Pool Manager, Lifeguard/Swim Instructor or Cashier position for the upcoming Aquatic Season with Southgate Recreation & Park District. Get ahead with lifeguard and first aid training. Contact 916-395-0601 or visit our Employment and Volunteer Opportunities for more information.

Lifeguard Training

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This American Red Cross course provides entry-level lifeguard participants (ages 15 & up) with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Prerequisites
• Swim 300 yards using the front crawl and breaststroke
• Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
• Swim 20 yards & retrieve a brick 7-10 feet deep (timed)

The prerequisite skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. If you do not pass the skills evaluation, you will not be able to continue with the course and will not be eligible to receive a refund.

Participants must attend all scheduled sessions and pass the skills/written tests in order to receive certifications. Payment of the course fee is not a guarantee of certification. Upon successful completion of course requirements, participants will receive the following certifications:

• Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
• First Aid for Public Safety Personnel

Location: This class will be held at both Rutter Swim Center & Fruitridge Aquatic Center. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
Fee: $180
Dates & Times: 4/10-4/14/17, M-Th 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or 4/29-5/7/17, Sat & Sun 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Class #: 14468 or 14933

Lifeguarding Review Course

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This course recertifies current American Red Cross Lifeguards, giving individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting.

Prerequisites: Possess a current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED

Location: This class will be held at both Rutter Swim Center & Fruitridge Aquatic Center. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
Fee: $99
Dates & Times: Check back for 2018!
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Lifeguarding Instructor Course

This course trains instructor candidates (17 years old & up) to teach the Red Cross basic-level Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Oxygen and Blood Borne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules.

*Prerequisites:
• Possess a current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/ CPR/AED
• Successfully complete the online orientation to the Red Cross
• Successfully complete the online orientation to the Lifeguarding Course
• Successfully complete the online Lifeguarding Instructor Pre-course Exam (80 percent or better)
• Successfully complete the Pre-course Session ("prerequisite skills evaluation")

Location: This class will be held at both Rutter Swim Center & Fruitridge Aquatic Center. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
Fee: $225
Dates & Times: Check back for 2018!
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