Certification Classes

Lifeguard Certification

Certification Class

  • Friday, December 14th from 5:00pm-7:30pm
  • Saturday, December 15th from 12:30pm-7pm 
  • Sunday, December 16th from 2:00pm-7:30pm
  • Monday, December 17th from 4:00pm-9:30pm

Learn how to make a difference. Save a life. The time is NOW! Ages 15+

Be ready for the summer!

Interested in becoming certified? Email us today for future updates! 

NEW! Register online!

If you have registered for a program at The Works in the past, please log in. If you have never registered for a program, please use the "Register as a non-member" button at the link above. 

Prerequisites

Pretest: *First Fridays for each class session.
Acceptance into the class requires the pretest to be completed and passed. Class continuation on Friday evening dependent on a positive outcome.

Candidates must:

  1. Be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
  2. 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.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.

  • Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, 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.

  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Participant Materials

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual

Manual can be purchased here.
(Please confirm you purchase the 2017 version. We do not use older versions)

Please note:

Requirements for successful completion of the course include:

 1. Attend and participate in all class sessions. 

 2. Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.

 3. Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios. 

 4. Correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions in each of the two sections of the final written exam.

Participants will be granted one second attempt at the final skills practical test and as well as the final written exam. However, if after the second attempt participant is still unable to demonstrate competency of the rescue skill scenarios or a passing score of at least 80% on the final written exam, the participant will be required to repeat the entire lifeguard course again and will be responsible for paying any course fees related to that class again. Any and all  fees related to the failed course are non-refundable and official documentation of the participants failure must be submitted to the Red Cross. 

Pricing:

Member: $300
Non-Member $350

Interested in becoming certified? Email us today for future updates! 


Water Safety Instructor Class

Contact us today you are interested in becoming a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and get started teaching children and adults to swim and become more comfortable in the water.

Pretest consists of:

  • 25 yards - Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke 
  • 15 yards - Butterfly 
  • Maintain position on back for 1 minute and tread water for 1 minute

Pricing

Separate Red Cross Online fee:$35:00

  • Member $325
  • Non-Member $375

Contact us to learn more about how to become a certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and teach children and adults to swim and become more comfortable in the water. Must be 16 +

Interested in a class? We can coordinate a class if we have a minimum of 3 participants. Contact us for more details or if you have any questions?      
Email us today for future updates!