Lifeguard Certification Class

This course is designed to provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer.

 

The comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to guard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and how to take action to help those in danger when necessary. The course includes accident prevention, guarding techniques, pool management and even more safety skills.

Age: Must be 15 years old by the last day of class

Prerequisites: Must pass all required swimming skills and rescue skills to receive certification. If you continue in the class after the prerequisite swim and you do not pass the course you will not be issued a refund.

Attendance: You must attend all days and all times in full to receive your certification. Make-up classes will not be issued for your absence.

Required swimming skills:

  • Swim 300 meters using the front crawl and breaststroke (goggles may be used)

  • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only

  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds without goggles: Starting in the water, you must swim 20 yards with your face in or out of the water, surface dive feet or head first to a depth of 8 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face out of the water, then exit the water.

Contact Katie King at kking@orymca.org or 417-881-1599 with questions.

See our policy on staff conduct with minors.

Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid Course

Fee:

$225/Members 

$250/Non-Members

Dates:

January 25-27

February 15-17

March 8-10

April 12-14

April 26-28

May 10-12

June 11-13

July 9-11

August 23-25

September 20-22

November 8-10

Class times*:

Friday: 5:00-9:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm

Lifeguard Recertification

Course

Fee:

$125/Members 

$150/Non-Members

Dates:

April 20
May 25
June 14
October 19
December 7

Class times:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

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