Life Guard Training
To become a certified lifeguard or pool operator, you will need to pass a swimming test, which includes: swimming 500 yards (approximately 480 meters); surface diving to a depth of 7 – 10 feet (approx. 2.1 – 3 meters); and retrieving a 10 pound object (approx. 4.5 kilograms) and returning it to the surface. Participation in a lifeguard training course is required as well; upon successful completion, employees will receive the Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate, which is valid for 1 year, and the American Red Cross Lifeguard training and First Aid certificate, which is valid for 3 years.