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Posted on: March 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Wellington Aquatics Complex to Host American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class, March 14-17

People and Children in the pool at the Wellington Aquatics Complex

The Wellington Aquatics Complex is hosting an American Red Cross Lifeguard certification class in March. 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 takes place Monday, March 14th through Thursday, March 17th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. 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 25 yards, retrieve a 10lb weight from a water depth of 10 feet, and swim it 25 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

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