Lifeguard Training Course

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Monday, April 17, 2017 – Saturday, April 22, 2017


Onondaga County Parks is offering an American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification course beginning on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School.  The course is scheduled for the following dates:  

Monday, April 17  through Friday, April 21 – 9am-3pm

Saturday, April 22 – 9am-Noon

Candidates must attend all class sessions to receive the certification.

All course participants must be at least 15 years of age prior to May 1, 2017 and must pass the pre-screening swimming skills evaluation, which will require students to complete a 550 meter swim (may use front crawl or breathstroke), a 2-minute water tread without use of hands, and additional timed skills evaluation.  

The cost of the course $250.00 per student; checks are payable to “Onondaga County Parks”, and can be mailed to Oneida Shores Park, 9248 McKinley Ridge Road, Brewerton, NY  13029.  Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be certified in First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding.

Lifeguard certified individuals have a great opportunity for summer employment at either County Parks or other local pools and waterfront facilities in the area.  Throughout the summer, Onondaga County Parks operates two beach facilities located at Jamesville Beach Park in Jamesville and Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton.  Both beaches are open from Memorial Day through the end of August.  Onondaga County Parks will host a Lifeguard Evaluation on Saturday, April 22 for all certified guards interested in seeking summer employment.

Event Location

Jamesville-Dewitt Middle School
6280 Randall Road
Jamesville, NY 13078

Admission Info

$250, pre-registration required.

Event Contact

Gary Lopez
315-676-7366
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