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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Mayor John Hamilton


Make yourself eligible for a great summer job! Through videos, group discussion, online training, and hands-on practice, this course trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include: water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED, and more. Online training needs to be completed prior to the first class. Download the participant manual from; click on Take a Class, then A lifeguard.Also new in this update:• Core courses with convenient add-on modules such asWaterfront Skills and Water Park Skills• Free digital or affordable print materials• Two-year certification that includes Lifeguard, FirstAid, CPR and AED• Free digital refreshersThis is a blended learning course. Lifeguard certification is valid for two years.Class times and locations are subject to change. Participants will be notified of changes.Visit the Parks and Recreation website, or email, for a detailed list of course prerequisites.For Web only:Prerequisites: 1. Must be at least 15 years old2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststrokeor a combination of both but swimming on the back orside is not allowed (Goggles may be worn).3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidatesshould place their arms under their armpits.4. Timed Event - Starting in the water swim 20 yards, theface may be in or out of the water (Swim Goggles are NOTallowed.) surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to thesurface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to thestarting point with both hands holding the object andkeeping the face at or near the surface so they are able toget a breath. Candidates should not swim the distanceunder water. Exit the water without using a ladder.


Days Start, End Date Start, End Time Deadline Ages In City Fee Non City Fee
120101-C M-F 04/09/2018 - 04/27/2018 3:30-6:30 p.m. 03/30/2018 15-99 $150 $200
120101-D M Tu W Th 04/09/2018 - 04/19/2018 6:30-9:30 p.m. 03/30/2018 15-99 Renewal Certs ONLY $100 $150