Standguard Aquatics offers American Red Cross courses to prepare you to work at an aquatic facility. Courses include: Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Instructor. Each course does include pre-requisite skills, so be sure to review these prior to registering.
The purpose of the lifeguard course is to teach the knowledge and skills needed to help prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. This consists of land and water rescue skills as well as first aid and CPR/AED.
Course pre-requisite requirements include:
- 15 years or older by the final day of the course
- Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing using front crawl and breaststroke
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs
- Complete a retrieval exercise within 1 minute, 40 seconds or less. This includes: 20 yard swim, surface dive, retrieve a 10lb. brick from 7 – 10 foot depth, swim back 20 yards and exit without using the ladder or steps.
Junior Lifeguard Program - Ages 11-14
The Junior Lifeguarding course (formerly known as "GuardStart") is a key component of the Lifeguarding program. It creates a lifeguarding feeder program to help aquatics supervisors recruit the most promising Lifeguarding candidates for future employment.
Junior Lifeguarding has a strong focus on developing swimming skills to help participants meet the Lifeguarding course prerequisite. The course also introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such as in-water rescues, use of a rescue tube, and first aid, CPR and AED. Participants also have the opportunity to shadow lifeguards in rotation to get a real sense of being on the job. With a one-time fee of $40 participants in the Junior Lifeguard Program will receive:
- Junior Lifeguard Certification
- Souvenir Long Branch Lagoon Cup (Includes free refills all summer)
- Guard Fanny Pack
- Junior Lifeguard Uniform
- And Free Admission Throughout 2017 Season