Twinbrook Pool

Red Cross Lifeguarding

TO REGISTER FOR EITHER OF THESE COURSES OR FOR MORE INFORMATION,
SEND AN EMAIL TO MAGGIE PETTIT OR CALL 301-468-9764.


LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION

Twinbrook Pool offers a Red Cross lifeguarding course that 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.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age: 15 years old
  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in water, swim 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 the ladder or steps

* Cash or check only (make checks payable to Maggie Pettit), payment will be collected at the beginning of the first day of class.
* Participants will be issued a CPR mask, whistle, and digital copy of the lifeguard manual included in the cost of the class.


LIFEGUARDING REVIEW AND RE-CERTIFICATION

An abbreviated lifeguarding course that briefly reviews course information and allows practice of skills and knowledge before testing. Current certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate in the review course. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for two years.

* Cash or check only (make checks payable to Maggie Pettit), payment will be collected at the beginning of the first day of class.
* Participants should bring their own CPR mask on the day of class.


LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASSES
Lifeguard training classes are $230.00 (for non-Twinbrook Pool members) and will be offered on the following dates (all classes run from 3:00-9:00 p.m.):

  • Monday, June 5th, through Friday, June 9th
  • Monday, June 12th, through Friday, June 16th

LIFEGUARD RE-CERTIFICATION CLASSES
Lifeguard certification review classes will be offered on Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The cost of the class on either date is $160.00 (for non-Twinbrook Pool staff).