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.
Some of the classes offered are Blended Learning classes. Blended Learning LIfeguard Training combines online learning with in person skills sessions. The online portion will require: assignments, end of chapter review questions and reading the lifeguard manual. The E-Learning portion will take a minimum of 7 hours out of the classroom and the remaining 20 hours will be spent in person completing water skills, CPR/AED & First Aid skills and finally successful completion of all skills testing.
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.
Students must turn 15 years old by the last date of the lifeguarding class.
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.
February 25 to March 6, 2022 - Lakota YMCA - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Friday 5pm to 9pm,
Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday Noon to 5:30pm
April 1 to April 10, 2022 - Lakota YMCA - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 4pm to 8pm
April 22 to May 1, 2022 - TriHealth/Blue Ash - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Friday 5pm to 8pm,
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm
May 20 to May 27, 2022 - Blended Learning - St. Bernard Municipal Pool - Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday - Saturday 9am to 4pm, Tuesday thru Friday 4pm to 8pm
May 31 to June 10, 2022 - Lakota Hills Swim Club - Week 1 Tuesday thru Friday, Week 2 Monday thru Friday -
9am to Noon
June 6 to June 17, 2022 - Blue Ash Recreation Center - Monday thru Friday each week - 9am to Noon
July 18 to July 29, 2022 - Windwood Swim Club - Monday thru Friday each week - 8am to Noon
October 7 to October 16, 2022 - TriHealth/Blue Ash - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Friday 5pm to 8pm,
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm