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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Wellington Aquatics Complex to Host American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class

People and Children in the pool at the Wellington Aquatics Complex

The Wellington Aquatics Complex will host an American Red Cross Lifeguard certification class in January. 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 expertise needed to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies, and to provide care until EMS personnel arrive.

Wellington’s Lifeguard Certification Class Dates and Times

  • Thursday, January 20 – 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday, January 21 – 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 22 – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 23 – 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, retrieve a 10lb weight from a water depth of 10 feet, swim it 20 yards back to the starting point, and exit the pool in under 1 minute and 40 seconds 
  • Tread water using legs only for 2 minutes
  • 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 on the Wellington Aquatics Complex, or summer swim lessons and programs, visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/Aquatics.

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