Red Cross Training & Certification

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Weymouth Club is an American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay Authorized Provider. ARC Lifeguard Training will teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries.

Prerequisites

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • 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.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    2. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    3. 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 so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit.

Materials Needed

An American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual is required. All candidates are responsible for providing their own Participant Products/Materials. The candidate may use these in e-book format with a laptop or tablet (wi-fi available) or print the materials out themselves. A hyperlink to these materials is provided here: LINK TO LIFEGUARD MANUAL.

Upcoming Classes or Click here to view a PDF of Lifeguard courses and here for Lifeguard Recertification Courses

2017
September 22nd-25th
October 20th-23rd
November 17th-20th
December 15th-18th
December 27th-29th (School vacation course)

Training Schedule

*Course takes place on three Sunday's from 8am-5pm

*Course runs during 3 days of school vacation from 8am-5pm

Price

Members - $345
Non-Members - $395

Call 781.682.5818 or email savelives@weymouthclub.com for more information or to register. 

Lifeguard Recertification

Prerequisites

  • Only individuals with a CURRENT Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate may participate in a review course.
  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • 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.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The 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 the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit.

Materials Needed

  • A Resuscitation Mask is required. If you do not have one, they are available for purchase for $15.
  • A Manual for this class is not required but the candidate may use these in e-book format using a laptop or tablet (wi-fi available) or print the materials out themselves. A hyperlink to these materials is provided here: LINK TO LIFEGUARD MANUAL.

Upcoming Classes or click here to view a PDF version of our schedule

(8am until completion)

2017
September 17th
October 8th
November 5th
November 26th
December 10th
2018
January 7th

*Course runs on Sunday's from 8am until Completion 

Price

Members - $150
Non-Members - $190

Call 781.682.5818 or email savelives@weymouthclub.com for more information or to register. 

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

The purpose of the Water Safety Instructor course is to train candidates to teach water safety, including the basic water rescue course, six levels of the Learn to Swim, and Parent/Child Aquatics.

Prerequisites

  • Candidates must be 16 years of age on or before the completion of the class
  • Successfully demonstrate swimming the following strokes: Front Crawl (25 yards), Backstroke (25 yards), Breaststroke (25 yards), Sidestroke (25 yards), Butterfly (demonstrate)

Materials Needed

An American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Manual is required. All candidates are responsible for providing their own Participant Products/Materials. The candidate may use these in e-book format with a laptop or tablet (wi-fi available) or print the materials out themselves. A hyperlink to these materials is provided here: LINK TO WSI MANUAL.

Upcoming Classes below

Training Schedule

Click here to view a PDF of our couse dates and times

Each course consists of four dates and the class is from 8am until 4 pm each day

Next Course dates TBA

Price

Members - $400
Non-Members - $450

Call 781.682.5818 or email savelives@weymouthclub.com for more information or to register. 

Waterfront

The purpose of the Waterfront Class is to train candidates to lifeguard in an open body of water. The certification is required at all beachfront lifeguarding facilities.

*Course runs 9am until completion

Click here to view a PDF of our upcoming courses

2017
TBA

(Please contact the Aquatic Department if you do not see a class listed that fits your schedule. We may be able to create a course if there is enough demand.)

Price

Members - $100
Non-Members - $150

Call 781.682.5818 or email savelives@weymouthclub.com for more information or to register.

CPR/AED/FIRST AID for the Professional Rescuer Challenge

Weymouth Club is an ARC of Mass Bay Authorized Provider. CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications are valid for 2 years.

Click here to view a PDF of our upcoming courses

2017
September 28th
October 26th
November 9th
December 7th

Thursday CPR courses run from 5:30-9:30pm. Sunday CPR courses run from 1-5 pm

Price

Members - $85
Non-Members - $100

Call 781.682.5818 or email savelives@weymouthclub.com for more information or to register.