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Priority resident registration: Online July 31, 2019 (6am) through August 6 , 2019
Non-resident registration: Beginning August 7, 2019 (6am). Registration continues throughout the season
Fall Swim classes begin August 26, 2019 through October 31, 2019.
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Lifeguard Training Class (Ages 15+)
The City of Santa Monica is excited to bring you the American Red Cross blended learning lifeguard training class. This class is for participants 15 years and older who would like to become an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. We will combine in depth on line learning with detailed class instruction, demonstration and practice.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive American Red Cross certification in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Oxygen Administration and Title 22 (First Aid for Public Safety Personnel). In order to pass the course and receive certification, participants are required to attend all sessions of the course for the full times listed, no exceptions.
Dates & Times: Friday, September 6 from 3:30pm-5:30pm Pre-course
Saturday, September 14 9:00am-5:30pm
Sunday, September 15 9:00am-5:30pm
Saturday, September 21 9:00am-5:30pm
Fees: Residents $165 Non-Residents $200 Materials Fee $37
Please note that class prerequisites include being able to swim 300 yards non-stop (front crawl and breaststroke), being able to retrieve a 10lb weight from deep water and then swim 20 yards with the weight using only your legs.
Water Safety Instructor Certification (Ages 16+)
This class is for participants 16 years and older who would like to become a Certified Water Safety Instructor. Students will receive in-depth online learning with detailed class instruction, demonstration and practice.
Complete 25 yards each of front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary back stroke, sidestroke and 15 yards butterfly
Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water
Tread water for 1 minute
Requirements for Successful Completion
This is a blended learning course; all participants must have access to the internet
Attend all classes (no exceptions)
Complete all on-line segments and turn in weekly progress reports
Pass all skills tests and score 80% or higher on written exams
Dates & Times:
Friday, October 4 @ 5 pm - 7 pm
Saturday, October 5 @ 9 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, October 12 @ 9 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, October 13 @ 9 am - 5:30 pm
Fees: Residents $215 Non-Residents $250 Materials Fee $37
Jr Lifeguard Program (Ages 11-15)
This American Red Cross Program teaches basic rescue skills, first aid, CPR and water safety.
Dates & times:
September 1, 2019 to October 20, 2019 (No class September 29)
Every Sunday from 10am to 2pm
Fees: Residents $84 Non-Residents $168 Material Fee $37 Non-refundable