Neshaminy Community Aquatics



Lifeguard  2020

Thank you for your interest in our lifeguarding class. To become certified as a lifeguard you must be at least 15 years of age by the end of the course and meet certain requirements. Let's start with our entry test.

 Prior to our first class, you must make an appointment  and demonstrate the ability to swim  300 yards (12 lengths of the pool-- 100 yards crawl, 100 yards breast, 100 yards -choice)  Everyone must take this test. I will allow local swim coaches to administer this test to their team members. Should you decide to take the "swim coach" avenue into the class, have your coach contact me.  Everyone else will make an appointment and swim the 300 yards with me present.  Call: 215-547-6354 or e-mail to make an appointment. Testing will begin in late February. 

  The course will meet at the CARL SANDBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 beginning Tuesday, March 10 and every  Tuesday  until May 12. [ March 10,17,24. 31 April 7,14,21,28, May 5,12(if necessary)],  . We will be finished in plenty of time for those of you expecting to guard this summer.  Attendance is expected at all classes. You will be permitted one  absence. If you need to be absent more than once-DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS- I cannot and will not pass you and no money will be refunded. Classes begin at 7:00 in a classroom. At about 8:15 we will go to the pool, and finish  9:30-9:45.  Expect to do class work  and swim every evening.  At the end of the course you will be certified in lifeguarding, First aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer

The fee for the course is $225.00- Make checks payable to Dan Gallagher.
Once you pass the entrance test I will provide you with pre-course assignments. One is a video, the second is your on-line text.  You will be given weekly assignments and your final exam answers will be found here.  This is a course like any other you take in school. It is taught as a course, tested as a course, and a grade of 80% or better is necessary to pass this course.  Come prepared to work!

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