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Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Course in Nassau & Suffolk County NY

Lifeguard LI offers The American Red Cross lifeguard recertification course in Nassau & Suffolk counties for those who need to renew their certification. The course is offered at various locations throughout the island and takes approximately 12 hours to complete. 

 

Lifeguard Recertification Course Description 


The American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Course on Long Island is designed for lifeguards who need to renew their certification. The course includes a review of first aid, CPR, and AED skills, as well as a written exam. Those who successfully complete the course will receive a new American Red Cross lifeguard certification that is valid for 2 years. 

Lifeguard Recertification Course Schedule 

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The American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Course on Long Island is offered at various locations throughout the island. The course takes approximately 12 hours to complete and is offered on weekends and weekdays. 

Course Fees - Lowest Price Guarantee
 

The fee for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification Course on Long Island is $200. This fee includes the cost of the course, materials, and certification. 

To join our course call 516-405-0676 or reserve your spot below.

Have Questions? Email us anytime at support@lifeguardli.com

Lifeguarding is the perfect summer job for high school and college students on Long Island.  A fun and challenging job that has many rewards, and were not just talking about a great sun tan!

Lifeguard LI classes provides a relaxed environment and new training techniques including videos, group discussion and hands-on practice. You’ll be educated in water rescue and surveillance skills, first aid and CPR/AED. Courses are available for a variety of environments, including pools, waterfronts, waterparks and shallow water pools.

Lifeguard LI instructors are all American Red Cross certified lifeguard instructors with years of experience as lifeguards and in teaching.  We are fully insured and provide a unique approach to the course content which creates a comfortable, fun learning experience. We know you won't be disappointed.

 

On the first day of your Lifeguard Course you will be expected to complete the following prerequisite skills:

Check-In: Identification & Age Verification

Participants must be at least 15 years old by the last day of the class. Your instructor will verify your identification to confirm the proper spelling of your name. A high school ID or library card are good examples of acceptable name identification if you have not yet obtained a permit or driver's license. The students age can be verified by any state issued document, copies will be acceptable.

Distance Swim

Participant will swim 300 yards, continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

 

Why is this required? As a lifeguard you may be required to make a rescue in deep water or at a distance. Once a lifeguard reaches a victim they will need to make the appropriate rescue and tow the victim to safety. A distance swim allows our instructor to evaluate the candidates technique and stamina to ensure they have the capability to potentially one day save a victims life.

Treading Water

The candidate will then be asked to tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits or raise them out of the water.

Why is this required? A lifeguard may have to perform a deep water rescue. In order to secure a victim to a rescue tube or backboard they will be required to have at least one hand, and often two, on the victim at all times. Instructors will ensure the participant has the physical capabilities to complete a deep water rescue by evaluating the treading water skill.

Timed Event

The candidate will complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:

■ Starting in the water, swim 20 yards (Swim goggles are not allowed).

■ Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.

■ Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath).

■ Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. 

Why is this required? Lifeguards may need to make a deep water rescue, bring a victim to the surface and towing them to safety. The event is time due to the fact that an underwater victim has most likely lost consciousness and taken water into their lungs. A drowning victim has   2-4 minutes until they experience brain damage from lack of oxygen and 4-6 minutes until death. A lifeguard must be able to approach and rescue a victim quickly to ensue the highest chance of survival.

 

Lifeguard Recertification Course Long Island

In our lifeguard recertification program candidates will extend their ability to be fully certified lifeguards. Course content consists of lifeguard training, first aid, CPR and AED training. Safety training in a lifeguard class is vital for saving lives and becoming a fully certified lifeguard. If you will be working in Suffolk County, you will be ready to work the first day you are certified, however in Nassau County, you will need to take the Nassau County Lifeguard Test after completing our American Red Cross Lifeguard training program.

This training will not teach candidates the skills needed to complete the course, successful completion will depend on the knowledge and skills the candidate has developed over the two years they have previously been a swimming pool or waterfront lifeguard. Safety training will include first aid and CPR in a group class setting.

The lifeguard provides a critical service that we do not take lightly. As a professional rescuer you must swim proficiently, respond to aquatic emergencies efficiently with knowledge and skills on the first day of class.

Your Lifeguarding and first aid certifications are valid for 2 years, while your CPR for the professional rescuer certification is good for one year in New York State.

Once you have completed the Lifeguarding Review class, we recommend taking our following classes:

-Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

-Basic Life Support

-Administering Emergency Oxygen

-Certified Pool Operator

-Responding To Emergencies

-Pool Management

These courses can make you a better lifeguard and lead to promotions and higher pay.

Successful completion of the recertification course will open the candidate to an opportunity to work at a Lifeguard LI managed swimming pool. For employment information, please visit our employment page here.

Cost: $400 for full course, $200 for lifeguard review (Full refund provided if cancelled longer than 72 hours in advance)

 

Isn't it more fun with friends? Don't forget to ask about our group rates!

Great option for summer camp staff members to get certified together so that you are all on the same page when it comes to rescues and working together.

 

Call today - (516) 405-0676 or email support@lifeguardli.com

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