The City of Boulder Aquatics Division routinely offers American Red Cross aquatic training classes. These classes include Lifeguard Training (LGT), Water Safety Instruction (WSI) and Lifeguard Instructor (LGI). They can qualify you to get a job as a lifeguard or swim instructor.
Class Schedule and Registration
Lifeguard Training (LGT) Course:
You must be at least 15 years of age by the last day of training and pass a pre-requisite test on the first day in order to remain in the class. The test consists of a 300 yard continuous swim (100 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing propellant kick, 100 yards of breaststroke, 100 yards of either front crawl and/or breaststroke), and a 20 yard swim using either front crawl or breaststroke and then surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object (when swimming back to the starting point, you must hold the object with both hands keeping the object from going under water and while keeping your head out of the water). The brick swim is a timed skill; you must complete this in the time of: 1 minute, 20 seconds.
Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) Course:
Must be 17 years of age. Be currently certified as a American Red Cross lifeguard and must pass each section of the pre-course written exam with a score of 80% and demonstrate competence in the skills evaluation.
Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course:You must be at least 16 years of age by the last day of training, and have the ability to perform the following swimming skills: Swim-Front Crawl-25 yards, Back Crawl-25 yards, Breaststroke-25 yards, Elementary Backstroke-25 yards, Sidestroke-25 yards, and Butterfly-15 yards. Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling). Tread water for 1 minute.
For further American Red Cross Aquatic Training information, please contact:
Water Safety & Operations Coordinator
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2013 14:47