How do I train to be a lifeguard?

How do I train to be a lifeguard?

What is needed to start the lifeguard training course:You need to be 16+.Must be able to jump, much preferably, dive into deep water. Swim 50 meters, two lengths of an average pool, in 60 seconds. Swim 100 meters continuously, at your own pace, on front and back in deep water. Tread water for 30 consecutive seconds.

Is the lifeguard test hard?

Lifeguarding tests, in my experience, are generally so easy that if passing them is a concern, you should reconsider an occupation where people’s lives can depend on your swimming ability.

How do you pass a lifeguard test?

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How many laps is a 300 yard swim?

six laps

How long do you have to hold your breath to be a lifeguard?

1 to 2 minutes

Do you have to be skinny to be a lifeguard?

As long as you can pass the swim requirement and demonstrate that you can perform all types of rescues at your facility, you can be a lifeguard. I’m not necessarily a “fit” dude.

What is the lifeguard test?

During this test, you will be required to continuously swim 300 yards, either front crawl or breast stroke. You are also required to tread water for two minutes without the use of your hands. Once you’ve’ve demonstrated you can swim, you will be required to complete the lifeguard brick test.

How old can a lifeguard be?

15 years old

How much does it cost to become a lifeguard?

Becoming a lifeguard does require an initial investment of time and money. Certification courses cost anywhere from $150 to $500, and take upwards of 30 hours to complete. If you have a specific facility where you would like to work, check with the manager to see what type of lifeguard certification they prefer.

What is a junior lifeguard?

The Junior Lifeguard Club is a Royal Life Saving Society aquatic education program that is an aquatic alternative to traditional swimming lessons for kids age 8-14, who want to combine their passion for swimming with the ability to learn new lifesaving skills.