Full class vs. Review Class
A FULL class is primarily for individuals looking to get certified for the first time. Although most participants are taking the class for the first time, many vetern lifeguards feel taking the full class again help reinforce valuable skills in a more in-depth mannor.
A REVIEW class is designed for individuals currently Red Cross Lifeguard certified. The review class allows lifeguards to get a quick "refresher" along with re-certifying as a Red Cross Lifeguard for another 2 years.
Participants taking a REVIEW class must bring proof of previous certification.
Full Lifeguarding Certification Class
We will be hosting a full lifeguarding certification class in May. Dates and times are as follows: May 15, 4-9; May 16, 4-9; May 17, 4-9; May 18, 4-8; May 21, 8-5. This class provides entry-level participants 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 EMS personnel take over. Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years, must be able to swim 300 yards continuously; tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object; return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point; exit the water without using a ladder or steps.Cost of the class will be $200.00. You must be 15 by May 21 in order to take this Red Cross Lifeguarding Class.
Lifeguarding Review Class
We will also be hosting a lifeguarding review class on May 20 which will run from 9-5. This class will recertify you in lifeguarding, CPR, and First Aid. This is an abbreviated Lifeguarding course that briefly reviews course information and allows practice of skills and knowledge before testing. Current certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate in the review course. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for 2 years.You must hold a current LG certification to be eligible. This class will cost $100.00
If you are interested, please call Nancy Harms at 608-834-6850 or email email@example.com
For information regarding other Lifeguard & WSI classes being offered in the Madison area, please visit the Badger Aquatics Professionals website.