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The purpose of the City of Gainesville's Aquatic Division Lifeguard Program is to increase self-confidence and promote safe behavior in the aquatic environment. Throughout the course campers will learn a wide range of skills including first-aid, CPR and rescue techniques. The program which is developed by the American Red Cross will encourage campers to take on leadership roles as well as challenge them mentally and physically. Besides learning the primary responsibilities of a lifeguard this course is action packed with fun activities, games and free swim!
Campers DO NOT receive certifications in lifeguard, CPR/AED or First Aid, however, they will receive a certificate of completion for the Jr. Lifeguard program.
Campers attending the Jr Lifeguard program must be able to swim and complete the following tasks on the first day of Camp: 100 yard swim, 1 minute unaided float and retrieval of a 10 pound brick from 8-10 feet of water. Students who fail only 1 of the prerequisites may continue to attend the camp however any deep water activity will be substituted with a shallow water activity for that Student.
Weekly itinerary will be posted upon availability. All campers are required to bring their own lunch, snacks, gogges, sunscreen, water bottle, towel and swimsuit (denim shorts or cut-offs are not allowed and due to the nature of the camp, it's recommended that all female participants wear a one-piece swimsuit).