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

Spring 2019

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.

This class is a Blended learning class.  Students will be required to complete 8-hrs. of online. Pre-class work prior to their first skills session.

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

April 26, 27, 28 2019Ÿ FridayŸ 5-7p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 1-6pm


Lifeguard Training Class
Class Information PDF

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.

This class is a Blended learning class.  Students will be required to complete online. Pre-class work prior to their first skills session.

Instructor: Catrina Nordgren, LGI
Cost: $200 members/$225 community
$75 non-refundable deposit is included in the class fee.

Session 1: March 8 & 9 Ÿ  Friday, 5 – 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9 am to 5pm
Registration Required by: March 1
Session 2: April 12 & 13 Ÿ Friday, 5 - 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9 am to 5pm
Registration Required by
: April 5
Session 3: May 17 & 18 Ÿ Friday, 5 - 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9 am to 5pm
Registration Required by:
May 10

*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: $110 per re-certification

Sunday, March 10, 2019 Ÿ 1-7 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2019 Ÿ1-7 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 Ÿ 1-7 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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