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Lifeguard Training & Water Safety Instructor Courses
The Watertown Community Recreation Center is looking to expand its Aquatic staff for the move into our new facility!  If you have ever considered taking these courses, the Rec Center will waive the fee for Rec Center employment.  Please call Jodi for more information! 

Lifeguard Training Courses
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Class are offered at the Rec Center in the Spring.  A LGT certificate will enable you to lifeguard at a pool (non-waterfront or water park).  The course will teach you the knowledge and skills needed to help prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.  This is a great opportunity for summer or school year employment.  Classes are held in the spring.
Prerequisites:  15 years of age and pass a pre-course swim test (300 meter swim, using front crawl and breast stroke).  Mandatory attendance at all class sessions
Dates:  TBA

Fee:  $185.00 includes books and face mask (plus tax) 
 $50.00 Non-refundable deposit

Water Safety Instructor Course
WSI certification allows you to teach American Red Cross swimming lessons and water safety courses.  Participants must have the ability to demonstrate skills that meet the level 4 performance criteria during the pre-course session to include 25 meters of the following strokes: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breast Stroke, Elementary Backstroke, Side Stroke and Butterfly (15 meters), and tread water for 1 minute.
Prerequisites:  16 years of age and pass pre-course swim skills test
Dates:  TBA
Fee:  $185.00 includes books and face mask (plus tax) 
 $50.00 Non-refundable deposit

For any questions, email Jodi at



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