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Posted on: June 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Wellington Aquatics Complex to Host American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class

Group of Swimmers side by side in a pool

The Wellington Aquatics Complex will host an American Red Cross Lifeguard certification class in July. Learn the skills you need to score an amazing summer job or begin a fun and exciting career as a professional Lifeguard! This class teaches entry-level participants the skills needed to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies, and to provide care until EMS personnel arrive.

Wellington’s lifeguard certification class takes place on the following dates and times:

Thursday, July 8th                          
3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Friday, July 9th                                
3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday, July 10th            
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, July 11th                          
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Participants must be able to attend all four class dates to complete the certification. To register, participants must be at least 15 years of age and be able to:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Swim 20 yards and pick up a brick from a water depth of 10 feet and swim it 20 yards back to the starting point in under 1 minute and 40 seconds 
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without the use of hands 
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or step

The registration fee is $235 and includes the lifeguarding course, certification, and American Red Cross course materials.

To preregister, visit the Wellington Aquatics Complex (12072 Forest Hill Boulevard) or call (561) 791-4770 for more information. Space is limited, so register today.

For more information or to learn about summer swim lessons and programs, contact the Wellington Aquatics Complex at (561) 791-4770 or visit

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