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. Click here to view the 2021 to 2022 training schedule.

Come, be a water mensch!

An Osher Marin JCC lifeguard is well trained and ever vigilant.
Interested in becoming a lifeguard?
Contact Drew Nelson, 415-444-8033 or dnelson@marinjcc.org.

Lifeguard Class

2021 through 2022

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.

 

Required Class Prerequisites

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Prerequisites for lifeguard course:

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.

 

Class
Class
Days
Days
Begin Date
Begin Date
End Date
End Date
Hours
Hours
Class
September
Lifeguard Training
Days
Saturday/Sunday
Begin Date
September 11
End Date
September 19
Hours
9am to 4pm
Class
October
Lifeguard Training
Days
Saturday/Sunday
Begin Date
October 9
End Date
October 17
Hours
9am to 4pm
Class
Winter
Lifeguard Training
Days
Saturday/Sunday/Monday/Tuesday
Begin Date
December 18
End Date
December 21
Hours
9am to 4pm
Class
2022
Days
Begin Date
End Date
Hours
Class
Mid-Winter
Lifeguard Training
Days
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
Begin Date
February 22
End Date
February 25
Hours
9am to 4pm
Class
Spring Break
Lifeguard Training
Days
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Begin Date
April 4
End Date
April 8
Hours
9am to 4pm
Class
May
Lifeguard Training
Days
Saturday/Sunday
Begin Date
May 14
End Date
May 22
Hours
9am to 4pm
Class
June
Lifeguard Training
Days
Saturday/Sunday
Begin Date
June 11
End Date
June 19
Hours
9am to 4pm
Class
June
Lifeguard Training
Days
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Begin Date
June 13
End Date
June 16
Hours
9am to 4pm

Lifeguard Training Review

Next session dates to be announced.

Lifeguarding Review classes are designed to update your skills and to renew your current Red Cross Lifeguarding certification valid for another 2 years. Current certification (or expired by 30 days) in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate in the review course. Current certification is required to work as a Lifeguard.

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.

Required Class Prerequisites

x

Prerequisites for lifeguard course:

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.

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