Get Certified at Ralph R. Wright Natatorium

American Red Cross COurse Offerings

Ralph Wright Natatorium is proud to offer a wide range of American Red Cross classes, for some of the lowest fees around. See below for a description and price for each class.

All of our courses are combined certification and re-certification courses, as we feel that the best way to learn is from experience. Our courses provide the unique opportunity to learn from a lifeguard with more than 10 years experience in aquatics. The joint certification/re-certification course also allows new participants to learn along side current lifeguards, and gain additional knowledge from their experience.

See our upcoming course schedule HERE.

If you are interested in scheduling a private course, please contact Seth Boone at (502) 852-1681 or email Seth@GoCards.com.

 

American Red Cross Lifeguard

New Certification: $250

recertification: $160

What's included?

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Certification
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen Certification
  • Adult and Child CPR Mask (New Certifications Only)
  • CPR Pro Student Handbook (New Certifications Only)

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.

To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session.  To participate in the course, you must be able to pass a prerequisite skills evaluation that includes the following:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You 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. You should place your hands under your armpits.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

The prerequisite skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class.

To successfully complete the course, you must attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions/drills, activities and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, and pass the final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Life guarding/
First Aid/CPR/AED, and Administering Emergency Oxygen, valid for 2 years.

If you have questions, please contact one of our instructors directly at (502) 852 - 1681.

     

    Administering Emergency Oxygen

     

      New Certification: $40

      recertification: $30

      What's included?

      • American Red Cross Administering Emergency Oxygen Certification

      CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
       

      New Certification: $80

      re-certification: $45

      What's included?

      • American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Certification
      • Adult and Child CPR Mask (New Certifications Only)
      • CPR Pro Student Handbook (New Certifications Only)

      Upcoming Course Schedule:

      Lifeguard Certification/ Lifeguard Recertification:

      • Session 1: Winter Break Course
        • December 27, 28, 29 from 10:00 am- 7:00 pm
        • Sign Up Here
        • We will break each day for lunch for one hour.
      • Session 2: 4 Week, Monday, Wednesday Classes
        • January 1,3,8,10,15,17,22,24 From 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
        • Sign Up Here
        • Lifeguard Re-certifications will not be required to attend all classes, and their schedule be coordinated on the first day of class.

      *All classes are subject to a minimum of four participants. If that minimum is not reached the class may be cancelled at the discretion of the course instructor.