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Lifeguard Training Prerequisite -- 17LG050720 (Mercer County College)

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Mercer County College

1400 Old Trenton Road

West Windson, NJ 08550

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COME PREPARED TO SWIM!

The successful completion of this class is required before you can take a Lifeguard Training Course.

For a Lifeguard Pretest video tutorial click here.

Prerequisite Course Covers:

  • Swimming 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
    • Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
    • Swim goggles are allowed.
  • Treading water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
    • Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Day 1: 5/7 : Thursday - 1 hour (5:30p-6:30p)

Remember to bring your:

  • Ticket (paper or mobile)
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel

Upon completion of the prerequisite course, students will need to register for the remaining dates of the course.

If you have questions, simply click the "Contact the Organizer" button.

Email- Sswift@americanpool.com

Telephone- (856) 767-5159

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