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

Winter 2016


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.

March 3, 4, 5
FridayŸ 5:30-9 p.m., SaturdayŸ9 a.m.-6 p.m., SundayŸ 1-7 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 10, 11, 12 Ÿ Friday Ÿ 5:30- 9 p.m., SaturdayŸ 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SundayŸ 1-7 p.m.
Session 2: April 21, 22, 23 Ÿ Friday Ÿ 5:30- 9 p.m., SaturdayŸ 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SundayŸ 1-7 p.m
Session 3: May 5, 6, 7 Ÿ Friday Ÿ 5:30- 9 p.m., SaturdayŸ 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SundayŸ 1-7 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 26 Ÿ1 -7 p.m.
Sunday, April 30 Ÿ 1-7 p.m.
Sunday, May 21 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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