FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness
Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor Training Classes

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

Water Safety Instructor
Learn How to Teach Swim Lessons

Participate in our American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course and become certified to teach swimming lessons.  Participants must pass the swim test, written and practical exam.  This is a Blended Learning Course. Participants must complete online and reading work prior to attending the course. You must attend the entire session to complete the certification. 
Must be 16 years old to participate.

Instructor: Corrie Dodds, WSIT
Cost: $235 member/$260 community
Registration required by February 20.

December 27, 28, 29, 2017Ÿ Wednesday Ÿ 5 - 9 p.m., ThursdayŸ 11 a.m.-7 p.m., FridayŸ 12-5 p.m.


Lifeguard Training Class

Class includes lifeguard, CPR and first aid certifications.

All course materials provided.  Participants must be able to swim proficiently and pass the introductory swim test.  Minimum age is 15 years. You must attend the entire session to complete the certification.

Instructor: Catrina Nordgren, LGI
Cost: $185 members/$210 community
$50 non-refundable deposit is included in the class fee.

Session 1: March 9, 10, 11, 2018 Ÿ Friday Ÿ 5 - 9 p.m., SaturdayŸ 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SundayŸ 1-7 p.m.
Session 2: April 5, 6, 7, 2018 Ÿ Thursday Ÿ 5 - 9 p.m., FridayŸ 12 p.m.-5 p.m., SaturdayŸ 1-7 p.m
Session 3: May 18, 19, 20, 2018Ÿ Wednesday Ÿ 5 - 9 p.m., ThursdayŸ 11 a.m.-7 p.m., FridayŸ 12-5 p.m

*Swim test includes swimming 300 yds continuously in a combination of front crawl and breast stroke, treading water for 2 minutes without hands, surface dives, and swimming with weight.


Lifeguard Re-certification Classes
Participants must hold a CURRENT certification to participate

Participants should bring their Lifeguarding manual, swim suit, towel, material for taking notes.

Instructor: Catrina Nordgren, LGI
Cost: $90 per re-certification

Sunday, March 18, 2018 Ÿ1 -7 p.m.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Ÿ 1-7 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Ÿ1-7 p.m.

For more information or to register for one of the classes, call (910) 715-1800 or (910) 715-1841.

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