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Lifeguard Training


·       Must be at least 16 years of age

·       Must be a current or prospective employee of Winkler Pool Management

·       Must attend all three days of the course, and pass all exams to be eligible for certification

·       Pass a pre-course skills test:

1. Swim 300 yards continuously using either of the following strokes:

    Front crawl using rhythmic breathing

    Breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence 

2. Tread Water for 2 minutes without stopping:

    Only the legs can be used

    Hands must be placed under the armpits or above the surface of the water

    Head must be above the surface of the water

3. Brick Retrieval

    Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using freestyle or breaststroke

    Surface dive 7 – 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object and return to the surface

    Swim 20 yards back to your starting point with both hands on the object

    Exit the water without using steps or a ladder

    Complete the event within 1 minute and 40 seconds

Class Dates for DC/Maryland
Class Dates for Virginia