Nevada City, CA
Lifeguard Training
Lifeguard Training 2021
The City will be offering several lifeguard training and recertification classes. Please read the information below carefully before registering for a class.  If you have any questions call the Parks & Recreation Manager at 530-265-2496 x129.


Lifeguard Training Class for New Lifeguards
Each participant who successfully completes all class requirements will receive a Lifeguarding/First Aid/ CPR/AED  certification which is valid for 2 years.  Register for one of the classes below based on your availability.  You may not mix and match classes, participants must complete one entire class and pass successfully to receive their certification.  COVID guidelines set by the local health department and the Red Cross will be adhered to during the teaching of these classes.

Location:  Nevada City Swimming Pool; 423 Nimrod St. Nevada City, CA 95959
Fee: Payment is due in 2 steps.  $50 (+6.1% registration fee = $53.05) due at time of registration.  The balance of $145 is due on the first day of class. 

Spring Break Class

Dates: Mon-Thurs; March 29 - April 1
Time: 9:00a - 4:00p each day
Code: LGT121

April Class
Dates:
Saturday’s & Sunday’s; April 10, 11, 17 & 18
Time: 9:00a - 4:00p each day
Code: LGT221

Class Requirements

1. Participants must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class.  Proof of age must be presented the first day of class (birth certificate, driver’s license, etc). 

2. Participants must attend all days and times of the class. 

3. Participants must pass the Water Skills Test which is given on the first day of class.  To pass the water skills test, participants must pass all 3 of the following objectives:

Þ 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.

Þ Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.  Candidates must place their hands under the armpits.

Þ 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 to a depth of 8 ft, to retrieve a 10-pound brick.  Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the brick and keeping the face at or near the surface or able to get a breath.  (Candidates cannot swim the distance underwater.)  Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

4. Participants must have access to a computer to complete the online portions of the class.  Computers are not needed during listed class times above.  Participants will need to complete 7 hours of online class time prior to being allowed to take the in-person portions of the class.  The online portion of the class must be done on your own time and completed by the first day of class.  Participants will be emailed a link where you will login to view the videos, slides and online First Aid/CPR test.  When you arrive on the first day of in-person training, you must have printed proof of  completion of the online portion of the class.

How to Register

Online at ActiveNet

A partial payment ($53.05) is due at the time of registration.  Remaining balance ($145) is due the first day of in-person class. 

OR

Complete the registration form.  Return the form with payment of $53.05 to: 

Nevada City Parks & Recreation 317 Broad St., Nevada City, CA 95959

Make checks payable to: City of Nevada City  The remaining balance ($145) is due the first day of in-person class.

Registration Deadline:  One week prior to each class.  March 22 for LGT121 and April 2 for LGT221  Although you can register as late as 1 week prior to the in-person class, keep in mind that you must be able to complete the 7 hours (approximate time) of online class time prior to the first day of in-person class.

Refunds: There are no refunds on program fees unless the class is cancelled.  Once a participant has passed the water skills test, there are no refunds, even if you do not pass the class.

Lifeguard Recertification Class

The Lifeguard Recertification Training class is designed for lifeguards who have a current Red Cross Lifeguard certification that will or did expire between March 15, 2020 - June 30, 2021.  Each participant who successfully completes all class requirements will receive a Lifeguarding/First Aid/ CPR/AED certification which is valid for 2 years.  All COVID guidelines set by the local health department and the Red Cross will be adhered to during the teaching of these classes.

There is a new process for renewing your certification.  Please read the following information carefully.

Step 1:  Complete the online coursework for a Provisional Certificate. 

Step 2:  Before your Provisional Certificate Expires, complete the In-Person Skill Session.

The dates below are for the In-Person Skill Session.  After registering for one of these classes, you will receive the link for completing the online Provisional Certificate.  A copy of your certification must be provided prior to being enrolled in the Provisional Certification Online Class.  Proof of the Provisional Certificate, must be printed and presented on the first day of the In-Person Skill Session.

Location:  Nevada City Swimming Pool; 423 Nimrod St. Nevada City, CA 95959

Fee: $100 + 6.1% registration fee = $106.10 per person.  This fee covers both the Provisional and In-Person portions of the class.

Dates: Friday & Saturday; April 2 & 3
Time: 9:00a - 4:00p each day 
 
Code:
LGRC121
OR
Dates: Saturday & Sunday; April 24 & 25
Time: 9:00a - 4:00p each day

Code: LGRC221

Class Requirements

1. Participants must have a Lifeguard certification that did or will expire between, March 15, 2020 & June 30, 2021.

2. Participants must have access to a computer to complete the online portions of the class.  Proof of the Provisional Certification must be printed and provided on the first day of the In-Person Skill Session.

3. Participants must attend all days and times of the In-Person Skill Session.

4. Participants must pass the Water Skills Test which is given on the first day of class.  To pass the water skills test, participants must pass all 3 of the following objectives:

Þ 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.

Þ Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.  Candidates must place their hands under the armpits.

Þ 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 to a depth of 6 ft, swim 10-15 ft along the bottom to retrieve a 10-pound brick.  Return to the surface and swim on the back to the starting point with both hands holding the brick at the surface and the face remaining at or near the surface or able to get a breath.  Candidates cannot swim the distance underwater.

How to Register

Online at ActiveNet

OR

Complete the registration form.  Return the form with payment ($106.10) to: 
Nevada City Parks & Recreation 317 Broad St., Nevada City, CA 95959
Make checks payable to: City of Nevada City 

Registration Deadline:  One week prior to each class.  March 26 for LGRC121 and April 16 for LGRC221  Although you can register as late as 1 week prior to the in-person class, keep in mind that you must be able to complete the 7 hours (approximate time) of online class to obtain your Provisional Certification.

Refunds: There are no refunds on program fees unless the class is cancelled by the City. 

 

To learn more about what is involved in becoming an American Red Cross certified lifeguard, visit the Red Cross website.
       
       
       
       
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