Lifeguard & Safety Classes

Lifeguarding Certification

All interested students must take a pre-course swim test before being allowed to enroll in the class. The
pre-course skills are:

  • Able to swim 300 yards (12 lengths) without stopping  -  100 yards breaststroke and 100 yards freestyle (remaining 100 choice).
  • 2 minute tread with arms crossed in front.
  • Swim 20 yards, dive to the bottom of the pool and retrieve a 10 pound brick, swim with head above the water back to the start point and exit the water in under 1 minute 40 seconds.

Upon successful completion, participants may enroll in the class. There is no refund for cancellation of the class by the student. They may enroll in a future class with the credit. To schedule an appointment for the swim test, please call Sue at 203-891-4794.

The class includes training for water rescue, first aid and CPR, disease transmission prevention and the use of an automated external defibrillator along with legal issues, supervision techniques and management skills needed to be an effective lifeguard. Participants must be 15 years old by the course completion date.

Class Schedule:  New class will be scheduled in January.  Check back for dates!
Class is mandatory and makeups are at additional expense.  Call Sue to register, 203-891-4794,
or email at svonrabenstein@orange-ct.gov.

Lifeguard Challenge

Certificate about to expire? This is the class to re-certify your expiring (or recently expired) certificate. The Lifeguard Challenge Course includes Standard First Aid and Professional CPR so you will be ready for work upon successful completion.

To pass, you must successfully demonstrate the required critical Lifeguard skills with minimal instruction, correctly demonstrate the required First Aid skills with minimal instruction, correctly demonstrate all required Professional Rescuer CPR skills with minimal instruction and score 80% or better on the written exams. Contact Sue, 203-891-4794, to register.
Class schedule:  December 28th, 11am-4pm, $70.00

CPR for the Professional Rescuer

The CPR for the Professional Rescuer challenge course is for those participants who have had previous CPR instruction and their certification is about to, or has recently expired. Participants must demonstrate all practical skills and score 80% or better on the written test with little or no instruction.

All participants must have a pocket mask. Pocket masks must be ordered in advance. Call to schedule a class. Classes start at 5 p.m. and a pocket mask is $12.

Adult Child or Infant CPR

Parents, grandparents, siblings and babysitters-expectant parents too! We offer CPR for all ages class to any family member that would like to learn the necessary steps in responding to a serious emergency. Since finding a sitter can be difficult and expensive, please feel free to bring your infant with you to the class, if necessary.

Infant CPR is for any child under 1 year old. Call to schedule a class, 203-891-4794. There is no fee unless you need Red Cross certification. The cost is $30.