All participants in the Lifeguard Class must be at least 15 years old. On the first day, you will be expected to swim 300 yards (12 lengths, varying between front crawl and breaststroke), as well as retrieve a diving brick from the deep end using a feet-first surface dive then swim 20 yards with the brick. You must be able to swim with your head and eyes in the water without goggles. If you cannot complete this, you cannot continue the class.
On the first day, class will be in the Aquatic Center in Building 3. We will be in the water. Please bring swimsuits and towels each day. We also will have classroom instruction.
Call 309-796-5601 for more information and upcoming class dates.
*It is highly recommended that you practice before the swim test if you haven’t swam in the last three months. We have open swim hours.