Junior Lifeguard

The Junior Lifeguard course will teach water safety and introduce participants to the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard; however, this course will not certify anyone to be a lifeguard. It will build a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills in preparation for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. Successful completion requires participation in skills practice, passing the written test with a minimum 80% & successful accomplishment of the Lifeguarding prerecs.

The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your family health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or if there are questions about fully participating in Junior Lifeguarding, please contact me to discuss this before the program begins.

To participate in Junior Lifeguarding, the following skills must be demonstrated :

  • Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.
  • Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs.
  • Show a level of comfort on the back by floating on the back for 30 seconds or swimming on the back for 25 yards using elementary back stroke or back crawl.
  • Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater.

The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the program.

Participants are recommended to wear swimwear under their clothes and bring a towel for the skills evaluation for every class. After completing all of the Junior Lifeguarding course requirements and turning 15 years of age, participants will be prepared to enroll in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course, where the knowledge and skills of a lifeguard will be taught and they will be eligible for certification. 

Price 

Spring or Fall Session

$200 ACW members, $340* non-members

*One 16-entry punch card is included for non-members.

Discount Codes

Code Price after Discount Description
0651BP Free Berrien Springs Partnership - Must register with partnership and stay in good standing (www.berrienspringspartnership.com)

 

The partnership is available to K-12 students in the school district which gives public, private, and home schoolers access to community based project learning classes such as our swim classes. See website above for more information. 

0651NP Free Niles Partnership - Must register with partnership and stay in good standing (www.nilesvp.com)

 

The partnership is available to K-12 students in the school district which gives public, private, and home schoolers access to community based project learning classes such as our swim classes. See website above for more information. 

Dates

Fall Session 2022

Tuesdays OR Thursdays 3:45-4:45 PM

Dates: August 29 - December 8. 

No classes October 11 or November 24.

Registration now open!
View Fall Schedule

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Contact Information

Phone: 269-471-3257
Email: learn2swim@andrews.edu

 

*DISCLAIMER DUE TO COVID 19

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we recognize it can be a challenge to plan and implement classes. Safety and quality are of great importance to us, and we will always strive to keep our patrons safe and engaged. Currently, we are planning for in-person classes and taking the recommendations of the Health Department and Red Cross in adjusting our teaching methods and practices to maintain social distancing as much as possible and to take care in cleaning the facility and equipment, planning for alternative options if needed, and implementing our classes. Please stay home if your child is sick or quarantining and contact the coordinator as early as possible to make arrangements regarding your child's attendance. Please check back for updates, and we will reach out through phone and email when you register as well on any updates or changes.