Looking for employment opportunities? Get your lifeguard certification!

The American Red Cross lifeguarding course is designed to teach you all the necessary skills to be a successful lifeguard. Learn CPR/First Aid and rescue skills.

-Must be at least 15 years of age
-Be able to swim 300 yards continuously with free and breaststroke
-Tread water for 2 minutes with arms and legs and 2 minutes of legs only
-Complete a timed event in 1 minute 40 seconds

Dates: August 14-21 (Breakdown of days/times listed below)

August 7th: Pretest 2:00pm (Bring Swim Suit)

Complete online learning by August 14th

August 14th: CPR/First Aid 12-5pm

August 15th: Entries, Rescues 7-10pm

August 16th: Back & Neck Injuries 7-10pm

August 17th: Backboarding 6-9pm

August 18th: Final Testing 7-10pm

All classes will be held at the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA. Questions can be directed to Deb at 815-535-9622.


Location: Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA
Fee: $120*
*FREE if you become a SRF YMCA lifeguard.
Online portion of the class must be completed before August 14th

Swim Pre-Test is August 7th

If you have any questions about the lifeguard course, contact Deb at 815-535-9622.

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