Fri. 4/18 : The Competition Pool will be set to long course until 11am, then will switch to short course at 11:30am.

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Sun. 4/20 : The Tennis Center and Courts will be CLOSED Sunday, April 20th for Easter holiday.

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Parks and Recreation

American Red Cross Classes

american red cross pocket mask with pouch; lifeguard CPR manikins, both adult and infant

The Centennial Sportsplex offers a variety of American Red Cross Aquatic Classes. Please view our Aquatic Class Schedule for dates and times.

Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Registration Form

You must be 15 years old and proficient in the front crawl (freestyle), sidestroke, and breaststroke. Lifeguard training is a 25.5 -hour course, which includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPR/PR) and AED. In this course, you will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a professional manner. You will also learn a number of lifeguarding skills, such as surveillance techniques, how to use rescue equipment and how to manage a suspected spinal injury victim. These practices require strenuous activity. If you have a medical condition or disability that might prevent you from taking part in the practice sessions or if you have any questions at all about your ability to participate fully in the Lifeguard Training course, you should discuss it with the appropriate person at your local American Red Cross chapter or unit before you start the course. There will also be a pre-course session, in which you will be required to pass a skills test.

Skills You Must Perform

  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object
    • Surface and swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding object
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
      Pocket mask and first aid gear can be purchased at www.redcross.org

Classroom Course

In a traditional classroom setting, instruction will be done by way of lecture, video and in water instruction. Each class will build onto the next. Students must attend all classes to complete the class. Students must have text and equipment by second class. Text can be purchased or downloaded for free at www.redcross.org.

Schedule - Classroom Course

Session I - Mar. 24th, 2014 - Mar. 28th, 2014
Registration deadline - Mar. 23rd, 2014
Class meets Monday - Friday 8:00a - 4:30p

Session II - May 27th, 2014 - May 31st, 2014
Registration deadline - May 26th, 2014
Class meets Tuesday - Saturday 8:00a - 4:30p

Blended Learning Course

The new blended learning Lifeguarding course from the American Red Cross builds the same knowledge and skills as our traditional classroom training. The online format enables participants to complete interactive lessons and activities on their own time. Instructor–led sessions reinforce learning and emphasize skill building. Students must have access to a computer with internet capabilities. Student progress reports must be printed out and submitted to instructor at each on–site session.

Schedule - Blended Learning Course

Session I - Mar. 4th, 2014 - Apr. 22nd, 2014 (no class Mar. 25th)
Registration deadline - Mar. 3rd, 2014
Class meets every Tuesday 6:00p - 9:00p

Session II - Apr. 1st, 2014 - May 10th, 2014
Registration deadline - Mar. 31st, 2014
Class meets on Saturdays 12:00p - 4:00p

Fees

Resident course fee: $177.00
Non-resident course fee: 192.00
Lifeguard participant manual: purchase or download for free at www.redcross.org
Pocket Mask can be purchased at www.redcross.org

Don't see a class that fits your schedule?

Contact Matt Oberbreckling for other options

Lifeguard and CPR-PR Recertification Course

Recertification course will be held on April 6th and April 13th, 2014 8:30am – 2:30pm at the Centennial Sportsplex (registration deadline April 5th). Please contact Matt Oberbreckling to reserve a spot.

Fees

Class fee: $60.00

General

For more information, please email Matt Oberbreckling.

Additional Red Cross Safety Classes

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

April 22nd, 2014 - April 25th, 2014 8:30a - 4:30p (Registration deadline April 14th)

Class fee - $177.00

LGI Registration Form

Being a Red Cross instructor is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. You must be 17 years of age and will need to successfully complete a Fundamentals of Instructor Training Course. If you’d like to learn more about becoming an instructor, or if you’re ready to get started, contact your local Red Cross chapter to begin the process. Once you complete the Fundamentals of Instructor Training you are ready to register for our class. To register participants must complete the Fundamentals of Instructor Training and satisfy the requirements listed below.

Pre-Requisite

  • Must possess at least one of the following:
    • Current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
    • Current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either an American Red Crosscertificate for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or CPR/AED for Lifeguards
    • Equivalent certificate(s) from another approved organization
  • Successfully complete the pre-course session
  • Obtain the Lifeguarding Instructor's Manual and Lifeguarding Manual prior to entering the first classroom session of the instructor course www.redcross.org