Certifications & Training

The New Orleans JCC offers Lifeguard classes conducted through the American Red Cross program. Participants must be at least 15 years of age to participate in the class and must attend all session dates.

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING CLASS
This two-day class provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Blended learning class. Course length: 19 hours 30 minutes in-person and 7 hours 30 minutes online. Total - 27 hours. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.

Prerequisites: Minimum age is 15 years; swim 300 yards continuously; tread water for two minutes using only the legs; complete a timed event within one minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive 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, exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

September 5 & 6, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Register Now
Ages: 15 and up
Instructor: Kathleen Kennair
$225 members / $250 non-members


AMERICAN RED CROSS SHALLOW WATER LIFEGUARDING CLASS
This class provides entry-level shallow water lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5-feet deep and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. Class is part classroom and part in the water. Participants must complete 7 hours online in addition to the class to receive certification.

Ages: 15 and up
Instructor: Kathleen Kennair

Please check back for future class dates, or contact Aquatics Director, Kathleen Kennair at kathleen@nojcc.org with questions.

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