Dates– 2 Separate Sessions: Saturdays; June 18th, August 13th
Location– Parks Maintenance Facility; 3100 Doaks Lane
Registration– Register online or in-person by: Session 1-May 27th / Session 2-July 22nd
Description– This class will be partially completed online. All online content must be completed prior to the session date. Certify for a job, your community, or your loved ones. Take a few hours to give yourself the tools to increase your readiness to assist in an emergency situation.
Fee - $150; No charge if hired with Art Dague Pool and Waterslide
Dates- May 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th (Must attend all dates and times for successful completion)
Swim continuously 300 yards using a combination of front crawl and breaststroke while demonstrating rhythmic breathing.
Tread water without using arms or hands for 2 minutes
Swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 pound brick from the diving well, return to the surface with two hands on the brick and face out of the water, swim 20 yards back to the start point, place the brick on the deck and exit the water using the wall. Time limit for the brick test is 1 minute 40 seconds.
All prerequisites will be tested during the first class.
Description- American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. Certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED with waterpark module will be issued upon successful completion. Job opportunities are available.
Fee-$20 -Reimbursed if hired with City as lifeguard
Dates- April 25th, 27th, 29th, May 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Description– Not sure if you can meet the prerequisites for Lifeguard Training? Come into these evening preparation sessions and be helped by instructor level staff in how to swim distance, tread, and retrieve a brick. Participation in Training Prerequisite Preparation does not guarantee successful completion of Lifeguard Training Prerequisites or Lifeguard Training.
Dates- June 6th to July 27th (No class July 4th)
Times- Monday and Wednesdays from 2:30pm-4:30pm at Art Dague Pool and Waterslide
Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.
Swim the breaststroke for 25 yards using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence.
Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs.
Show a level of comfort on the back by floating on the back for 30 seconds or swimming on the back for 25 yards using the elementary backstroke or back crawl.
Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet under water.
Description– Not old enough to be a lifeguard? American Red Cross Junior Lifeguarding is designed to guide youth to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. Participants are not required to master or perfectly execute skills. They should learn techniques and build stamina during this program. The Junior Lifeguarding course does not certify participants in first aid, CPR or AED or as a lifeguard. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Fee- $100 *Checks must be made out to Grand Valley Recreation Center
Dates– May 31st-June 3rd (Must attend all dates and times for successful completion)
Location- Grand Valley Recreation Center (31st-2nd) and Art Dague Pool and Waterslide (3rd)
Able to swim front crawl, back crawl, elementary back, sidestroke, breaststroke, and butterfly to Level 4 proficiency
Able to tread water and back float for 1 minute each
Description- This class teaches you how to become a swim lesson instructor in accordance with the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. Job opportunities are available.
Fee- $25 -Reimbursed if hired with City as WSI
Dates– May 16th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 30th
Description– Not sure if you can meet the prerequisites for Water Safety Instructor Training? Come into these evening preparation sessions and be helped by instructor level staff in how to properly swim all the strokes. Participation in Training Prerequisite Preparation does not guarantee successful completion of Water Safety Instructor Training Prerequisites or Water Safety Instructor Training.
Dates- June 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Level 3 swimming skills or greater.
Description- Not old enough to be a water safety instructor? Learn how to be an instructor aide to help a water safety instructor teach swim lessons. Learn about teaching techniques, our swim lesson structure, and what an aide does during volunteer times. Get a head start on becoming a water safety instructor. Volunteer opportunities are available.