We make lifeguards.
If you’d like to become a lifeguard or you’re looking to renew your lifeguard certification, the JCC can help. For over 20 years, we’ve been training qualified swimmers for pool-safety supervision and water rescues with American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, including certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED (Automated External Defibrillators) use.
Come, be a water mensch!
Contact Elissa Coleman, 415-444-8033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earn your lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross. Our lifeguard certification courses are designed to ensure that you are properly trained and prepared in the event of a water emergency. The class will be held at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael.
Participants who are hired by the JCC will be eligible for reimbursement of the course fee after completing consecutive 6 months of employment.
Pre-Requisites for Lifeguard Training
Lifeguard-candidates must be 15 years or older, able to pass a prerequisite swim test, and must complete approximately 8 hours of course work PRIOR to attending the first day of class, the remainder of the class is approximately 20 hours in length.
The Swim Test
1.) Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
2.) Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits
3.) Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds: ¦ Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed. ¦ Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. ¦ Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface to breathe (or to get a breath). ¦ Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
2023 Lifeguard Courses