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Lifeguard Certification Class

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Lifeguard Certification Class

StarGuard for Pools, Waterparks and Waterfront

Experiential approach to learningCompetency is developed through a holistic learning experience in which practical skills are integrated throughout the program. For example, Basic Life Support skills including CPR/AED and first aid are integrated into the course. Training is scenario based.
StarGuard protocols are developed using the latest scientific evidence, by world-renowned EMS physicians who serve as SAI Medical Directors. The focus on high-quality skill development and high-performance team response to an emergency. This approach is especially important for infrequent responders such as lifeguards, who must be properly prepared to respond—emotionally and technically.
Blended training option. The online course covers all the key points of essential knowledge; when paired with a scenario-based, hands-on training session, it creates a competent and confident lifeguard. The efficient use of facility space and instructor time helps reduce training expenses, thus saving time and money. Convenience for the student is also a benefit, since the online portion of the course can be taken at any time. No longer does everyone have to be in the same place at the same time to receive a consistent level of effective instruction.

Candidates must be 16 years of age and must be able to pass a skills screening test that consists of:

- Swim a 50 meter sprint with and without a rescue tube, head up to sight for a victim, without stopping
- Tread water for 5 minutes with the use of hands, one minute without the use of hands
- Retrieve a 10 pound brick off the bottom of the 8 foot section of the pool  
- Swim a 500 meter swim, using any variety of strokes, efficiently and at your own pace
What:  StarGuard Lifeguard Certification, which includes: Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, and an option for Waterpark, Waterfront, and Wilderness specialty modules. Certification is good for one year from the date of training. Attendance is mandatory for all days in the session for certification. Fee includes course materials and online certification. Please bring your own hip pack, CPR mask and whistle.
When:  We create classes on an as needed basis.  You can contact our Aquatics Manager/Lifeguard Instructor to schedule a class solely for your summer camp or facility. Classes are offered in a blended learning format; Online work is expected to be completed prior to the beginning of the in-person class.  
Where:  The Marilyn and Frank Callender Cascade Community Pool
How:  Register online at
Cost:  $300.00 for in-district residents and $500.00 for out-of-district residents

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