American Red Cross Lifeguard Training & Certification

**Please, understand that classes can be cancelled at any moment due to COVID 19 and updated protocols by the Governor of Texas.**



Class Details

  • Location:
    Boerne Municipal Pool
    106 City Park Road
     Boerne, TX 78006
  • Class Fee: 
  • New certification: $250 an additional $25.00 for a   CPR mask and fanny pack due at class
     Recertification: $160 (optional $25 for CPR mask   and fanny pack due at class)
  • Day and Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Age Range: 15 and older
  • Instructor: Cindy McQuaid

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2021 Sessions

Session I:   Feb. 27-28 Recertification Only
Session II:   Mar. 8-11
Session III:  Apr. 2-3 & 10-11
Session IV:   May. 1-2 & 8-9
Session V:    May. 15-16 - Recertification Only

Session VI:   Aug. 9-12

Session Vll:   Jun. 6-7

Purpose

The primary purpose of the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies and to provide care for injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel arrive and take over.

Course Prerequisites

  • 300 yard continuous swim (100 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick.
    • Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front.
    • 100 yards breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence.
    • 100 yards either front crawl or breaststroke.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7 to 10 foot, retrieve 10 pound brick, return to surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the brick and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 min 40 seconds.

Participants will receive certifications in lifeguarding (lasts three years), CPR/AED (lasts two years), and First-Aid.

This class is a standalone class and does not guarantee employment with the City of Boerne at the municipal pool.