Lifeguard Training Course

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Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Saturday, February 22, 2020

Onondaga County Parks is offering an American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification course beginning with a pre-screening skills evaluation on Saturday, February 15 at the Southwest Community Center Pool at 230 Lincoln Avenue, Syracuse.  Upon successful completion of the evaluation, class will be held at the Onondaga County Parks Main Office and West Genesee High School.

The course is scheduled for the following dates:  

Saturday, February 15 – 8am – 10am – Pre-Screen Evaluation - Southwest Community Center Pool

Monday, February 17 – 8am – 2pm – CPR/AED Training at County Parks Main Office in Liverpool

Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21 – 9am – 3pm – Pool and Classroom - West Genesee High School

Saturday, February, 23 – 10am – 12pm – Finish Class and Written exam, 12pm – 3:00pm – Skills and Swim Test - West Genesee High School

All class sessions are mandatory to receive certification.

All course
participants must be at least 15 years of age prior to February 14, 2020 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. 

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, February 22 for all certified guards interested in seeking summer employment beginning at 12pm at West Genesee High School pool.

Event Location

Southwest Community Center Pool
230 Lincoln Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13204

Admission Info

$250 per participant

Event Contact

Gary Lopez
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