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Bismarck Parks and Recreation District400 East Front Avenue Bismarck, ND 58504
We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
Interested in a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard? Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you will learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. Successful completion results in a 2-year certification in Lifeguarding that includes first aid, professional level CPR and AED in one certificate.
Candidates must be at least 15 years of age before the scheduled session. Males must wear boxer style swimming suit and females must wear a one piece swimming suit and have their hair tied back or in a swimming cap.
Pre-Requisites: To be tested on the first day of class.
Complete the online learning portion of the course BEFORE class begins.
Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breast stroke or a combination of both, swimming on the back or side is NOT allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
Tread water for two minutes using only their legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
Complete a timed event with 1 minute, 40 seconds. Swim goggles are not allowed
a. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object
b. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.
c. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
If the candidate is not able to pass the Prerequisite Skills, they will be issued a full refund.
Fees and Registration
Cost $250 Register online at bisparks.org or in person at the Park District Office and the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center.
All Class times and dates are MANDATORY
Participants will receive instructions via e-mail for the Red Cross online learning after they register for the class.
The online material must be fully completed before the first day of class.
All class times and dates are MANDITIORY
Participants will receive instructions via e-mail for the Red Cross online learning after they register for the class. The online material must be fully completed before the first day of class.
Book work will also be e-mailed to the candidate to begin working on before the class begins.
Female participants must wear a one piece bathing suit and have their hair tied back or in a swim cap. Male participants must wear boxer style suits. Goggles are also required.
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Class #17600