Safety Courses

American Red Cross Lifeguarding


Learn to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies in a swimming pool; victim recognition, surveillance, equipment-based rescues.
Pre-requisites:

  • 15 years of age, 
  • Swim 300 yards continuously 
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs;
  • Complete the following timed event in 1 minute and 40 seconds:
  • Starting in the water, Swim 20 yards perform a surface dive 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 lb. object
  • Return to surface and swim with it 20 yards to start and
  • Exit the water without using a ladder.
The pre-course may be completed prior to registration and must be completed before the first class. Contact a Recreation Coordinator/Aquatics at 425.776.9173 ext 1120 or ext 1106 to set up an appointment. 

Certifications are awarded providing all sessions were attended and successful completion of all skill sessions and written exams. Certifications include American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid & CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
Course fees covers pocket Mask, First Aid supplies and all Red Cross fees. 

Junior Lifeguarding

 
Junior Lifeguarding is designed for youth ages 11-14 with a strong focus on developing swimming skills to help participants meet the Lifeguarding course prerequisite. The course also introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such as in-water rescues, use of a rescue tube, and first aid, CPR and AED. Participants also have the opportunity to shadow lifeguards in rotation to get a real sense of being on the job. This is not a certification course.

Safety Courses Information

American Red Cross
Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid

This class is taught using the Blended Learning Format which is a combination of online learning and in-person skills session. 
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. Complete all lessons of the online learning session and pass the online assessment with a score of at least 80 percent. Participate in all course activities, demonstrate competency in all required skills, and successfully complete the Putting It All Together Assessment Scenarios. Certifications are valid for 2 years.