Wellington Aquatics Complex To Host Red Cross Lifeguard Class

The Wellington Aquatics Complex will host an American Red Cross lifeguard certification class in December.

Participants will learn the skills needed to get a summer job or begin an exciting career as a professional lifeguard.

This class teaches entry-level participants the expertise needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies, and to provide care until EMS personnel arrive.

Wellington’s lifeguard certification class will be held from Thursday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 8. Participants must be able to attend all four class dates in order to complete the certification. To register, participants must also be at least 15 years of age and be able to swim 300 yards continuously; swim 25 yards and pick up a brick from a water depth of 10 feet and swim it 25 yards back to the wall in under one minute, 40 seconds; and tread water for two minutes without the use of hands.

The registration fee is $235 and includes the lifeguarding course, certification and American Red Cross course materials.

To pre-register, visit the Wellington Aquatics Complex (12072 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) or call (561) 791-4770 for more information. Space is limited.

For more information about the Wellington Aquatics Complex, or swim lessons and programs, visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/aquatics.