Swim Club Lifeguard Charlotte

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Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR with AED Recertification

LG Recertification Classes are for those who are currently certified as a lifeguard and need to renew their certification. You must present proof of a prior certification, and the certification date must be current.

What skills do I have to pass for my Lifeguard Recertification?

  • Swim 300 yards continuously- Combination of Breast Stroke and Front Crawl (freestyle)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
      • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards.
      • Surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 7 to 10 ft. to retrieve a 10-lb. object.
      • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object.
      • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
  • There will be a brief review of rescue skills, entries, breathing and cardiac emergency skills.
  • Demonstrate various physical rescue skills and breathing/cardiac emergency skills.
  • Pass the final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent on each.
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