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Lifeguard Instructor Certification

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The City of Sacramento offers a variety of American Red Cross aquatics certification courses at Pannell Meadowview and Clunie Pools, and the North Natomas Aquatics Complex. Location varies based on facility availability and is specified in the course description.

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Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) Certification Courses (#17632)
Date: Friday February 18th to Sunday February 20th
Times: Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-5:30pm
Location: Pannell Meadowview
Price: $245

The Lifeguard Instructor course trains certifies candidates to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Water Park Skills, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training courses and/or modules. Participants must be a least 17 years of age, must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate, successfully pass the prerequisite skills on the first day, and successfully complete the Online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course in the American Red Cross Learning Center (details sent after registration). Attendance is required at all classes.

Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) Review (#17599):
Date: 12/28/2021
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Pannell Meadowview Pool
Price: $115

The Lifeguard Instructor Review course is the required course for all Lifeguard Instructors to re-certify in the American Red Cross course. The Lifeguarding Instructor Review course includes Lifeguarding Program Review, Administrative Updates/Information, Written Exam, Skill Practice and Polish Session including in-water skills, and drills and Multiple-Rescuer Response scenarios. Upon successful completion of the review course, the Lifeguard Instructor certification will be renewed for 2 years.