• Enroll in age-appropriate Red Cross water orientation and Learn-to-Swim courses
The Lifeguarding program, revised in January 2012, teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries. The program reflects the latest Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines and findings from the 2011 United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition Report.

Prerequisites: Minimum age of 15. Swim 300 yards continuously. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps – within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

For more information, contact Louis Hicks at (225) 456-5556.