Lifeguard Training

NEXT CLASS DECEMBER 26 - 29, 2017
Registration Form.pngLifeguard Class


  • Minimum age of 15 years old.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7 - 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to surface, swim 20 yards back to starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Tread for 2 minutes using legs only.
  • Must pass physical portion before attending class
  • Must be able to attend entire course.

Learning Objectives:


  • Understand the value of behaving in a professional manner.
  • Learn how to identify behaviors of a swimmer, distressed swimmer and an active or passive drowning victim.
  • Understand the components of an emergency action plan and how to activate it.
  • Understand the general procedures for an emergency occurring in the water or on land.
  • Demonstrate how to perform equipment-based rescues.
  • Learn how to provide first aid and how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.
  • Learn how to recognize and care for possible head, neck or back injuries.
Graduates will be certified as American Red Cross Lifeguards (2 yrs), First Aid, CPR, AED (2 yr).
Cost is $160.00 per person. Those who become employed by the Perry Park Center Aquatics Department will receive an $80 refund upon completion of 90 days of employment.

Contact the Julie - Aquatics Supervisor at (573) 547-7275 to
acquire more information.