Junior Lifeguard Training Course 

General Information

For boys & girls | Ages 11 – 15 (age as of 06/13/23)

Dates | June 13th – June 17th (Mon – Fri)

Times | 6p – 8:30p

Location | Lentz Recreation Center Outdoor Pool @ Betty G Ross Park (800 Madison St, Lincolnton, NC 28092)

Cost | $35.00 per participant (includes 5 days of class)

Instructor | Nathan Eurey

This course will teach water safety and introduce participants to the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard; however, this course will not certify anyone to be a lifeguard. The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to: 

  • The skills needed for entry to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course

  • Communication and decision-making skills

  • The basic responsibilities of a lifeguard

  • The basic knowledge and skills required to be a lifeguard

Successful course completion requires participation in skills practice, both in and out of the water. The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with a health-care professional before enrolling a child in the course. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or if there are questions about fully participating in the Junior Lifeguarding, please contact the course instructor, Nathan Eurey (neurey@lincolntonnc.org) to discuss this before the program begins.

To participate in Junior Lifeguarding, the following skills must be demonstrated in a pre-course assessment (held on the first day of class):

  • Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side

  • Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs

  • Show a level of comfort on the back by floating on the back for 30 seconds or swimming on the back for 25 yards using the elementary backstroke or back crawl

  • Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater

Please bring a swimsuit and towel every single day of class. We also recommend participants bring a bottle of water and bring/wear sunscreen.

After completing all of the Junior Lifeguarding course requirements and turning 15 years of age, participants will be prepared to enroll in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course, where the knowledge and skills of a lifeguard will be taught.

In the event of inclement weather, class may still be held inside the Lentz Recreation Center Gym @ Betty G Ross Park. If the decision is made to cancel a class, parents/guardians will be notified by phone call, text message, and/or email. 

Registration can be completed online or in-person at the Lentz Recreation Center (800 Madison St, Lincolnton, NC 28092) during regular office hours (Monday–Friday, 9a–5p)
At this time, we can only accept cash or check for in-person registrations at the Lentz Recreation Center. Please complete your registration online if you wish to use a credit/debit card. 
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