C.A.T.S. - Red Cross Lifeguard Training & More

​February 16 to 25, 2018 - Mercy HealthPlex/Queen City - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Friday 5pm to 9pm,
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm

February 23 to March 4, 2018 - Lakota YMCA - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Friday 5pm to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm,
Sunday Noon to 5:30pm

April 10 to 26, 2018 - Lakota YMCA - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 4pm to 8pm

April 13 to April 22, 2018 - West Clermont High School - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Friday 5pm to 9pm,
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm

April 27 to May 6, 2018 - TriHealth/Blue Ash - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Friday 5pm to 9pm,
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm

May 15 to May 26, 2018 - St. Bernard High School - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 6pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 8am to 12:30pm

May 29 to June 8, 2018 - Windwood Swim Club - Week 1 Tuesday through Friday, Week 2 Monday through Friday -
9am to Noon

June 11 to June 22, 2018 - Blue Ash Recreation Center - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday -
9am to Noon

July 23 to August 3, 2018 - Windwood Swim Club - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 
8am to Noon

October 12 to October 21, 2018 - TriHealth/Blue Ash - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Friday 5pm to 9pm,
​Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm

December 26 to December 31, 2018 - St. Bernard High School - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday - 9am to 3:30pm








American Red Cross Lifeguard Training - $350


This class is for students who want to become an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. This class will prepare an individual to become an integral part of an aquatic facility. Students will learn the skills necessary to become a professional Lifeguard. Students must turn 15 years old by the last date of the lifeguarding class. Students must also pass the prescreening lifeguarding requirements to participate in this class. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for 2 years from the course completion date.

An Informed Consent and Release of Liability form must be completed and signed in order to participate in any C.A.T.S. class or program.

Age Requirements

Students must turn 15 years old by the last date of the lifeguarding class.

Prescreening Requirements

Students must swim a 300 yard continuous swim using either front crawl or breast stroke or a combination of the two strokes.

Students must swim 20 yards using front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive to a minimum of 7 feet, retrieve a 10 pound brick, return to the surface with the brick and swim back to the starting point, keeping face above water and holding the 10 pound brick with both hands. The student must then place the brick on the side of the pool and exit the pool without using a ladder or steps. This must be done in 1 minute and 40 seconds.

Students must tread water using only their legs for 2 minutes while holding their hands under their armpits.

In the event that a participant cannot meet the Prescreening Requirements and therefore does not pass the pre-course, the participant may transfer into a later class at no charge or a refund of the class fee minus a $25 administrative fee will be given. Refunds will be made by check.


Please download, print and complete the Informed Consent and Release of Liability Form.  Each participant must bring a completed and signed form to the first session of class in order to participate in any Cincinnati Aquatic Training Services (C.A.T.S.) class or program.







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