Lifeguard & Water Safety Training Classes Offered

Girl Scouts need a lifeguard present for any water activities, including backyard swim parties! Maybe you have a parent in your troop who would be interested in getting Lifeguard trained so that you’ll have a built in guard. We’ll need some lifeguards at our encampment this May at Camp Winacka too! There is a wonderful pool and NEW this year is a big beautiful lake where we can fish, boat and do activities up at camp…but we’ll need lifeguards. Please get trained so you can help out!

Chula Vista Aquatics is offering two American Red Cross courses during the winter school break at the Loma Verde Aquatic Center (1420 Loma Lane). Classes are scheduled so that participants can sign up for both if desired. Registration for both classes can be completed on line at (keyword “lifeguard”) or in person at the Loma Verde Aquatic Center. Lifeguard Training is designed to teach potential lifeguards the skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Water Safety Instructor class will train swim instructor candidates to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program.

Chula Vista Recreation
276 4th Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910

This class will teach potential lifeguards the skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies, providing the minimum certifications for employment with the City of Chula Vista as a Lifeguard I. Students that pass this class will receive the following American Red Cross certifications: Lifeguard Training and First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Title 22: First Aid for Public Safety Personnel.

Classes will be held at the Loma Verde Family Aquatic Center, 1420 Loma Lane.
The following are the class dates and times:
Saturday December 21, 8 – 5pm
Monday December 23, 1 – 5pm
Thursday December 26, 1 – 5pm
Friday December 27, 1 – 5pm
Monday December 30, 1 – 5pm
Tuesday December 31, 1 – 5pm
Thursday January 2, 1 – 5pm
Friday January 3, 1 – 5pm
Monday January 6, 8 – 5pm
Tuesday January 7, 8 – 5pm
Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory.  NO EXCEPTIONS

This class requires a certain level of physical fitness and swimming ability.

Registration fee of $120 is not refundable. Fees will not be refunded, transferred or credited. Participants that do not pass pre-course testing are eligible for a $75.00 credit.
Students may be asked to leave for various reasons, including but not limited to: tardy attendance, absence, not completing homework, failing practice skills, not demonstrating maturity/responsibility. These students will not receive a refund.

The following skills will be evaluated on the first day of class. The prerequisite testing consists of:
1. Proof of 15 years of age by last day of class (January 7, 2014).
2. Swim 300 yards continuously using crawl stroke and breaststroke.
3. Swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 pound brick from a depth of 10 feet, return to the starting point and exit the pool within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
4. Tread water for two minutes (legs only)
For further information on skills testing contact the Lifeguard Instructor, Eric Bonney 619-409-1987

The additional costs apply to this course:
Additional costs apply to this course: $50 for Red Cross certification fees and materials (due after pretesting). Cash or check made payable to the City of Chula Vista.
*Textbook rental is included with the course fee
It is required that students bring the following to all classes: Swim suit, goggles, towels, warm clothing, textbooks and materials.

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