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Lifeguard Training Courses

Post Date:01/30/2018 8:26 AM

Lifeguard Training Courses

The Summit Activities Center will be offering two Lifeguard Training Courses this spring. The first class will be held March 6 & 8 from 4 pm-10 pm, and March 9, from 7:00 am-5:00 pm, and with the Pre-test on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:00 pm.  The second class will be held May 11-13, 2018 with the Pre-test on Tuesday, May 1, at 6:00 pm. Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes AND the prerequisite testing. 

Registration begins immediately.  Participants may register online at www.cityofyankton.org or at the front desk of the Summit Activities Center.

Cost for the training will be $140.00 plus tax and includes lifeguard training books. Registration and a payment is also required with Red Cross, but instructions for this will be give once the pre-test has been passed.  Participants must be at least 15 years of age before the class ends. 

Prerequisites are:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously. 
  2. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 lbs. object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object, and exit the pool without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
  3. Treading Water for 2 minutes using legs only.
    * Participants who fail the prerequisites will not be able to continue the course.

Class One Course Schedule:     

Prerequisite Swim Test: Tuesday, February 27 at 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 6:  4 pm – 10 pm
Thursday, March 8:  4 pm – 10 pm
Friday, March 9:  7 am – 5 pm              

Class Two Course Schedule:

Prerequisite Swim Test: Tuesday, May 1 at 6:00 pm
Friday, May 11:  5 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, May 12:  8 am – 8 pm
Sunday, May 13:  8 am – 8 pm

For further information, please call 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD.  Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation on our Facebook Page.