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Portola Valley Fun Red Cross Lifeguard Training -Blended Learning

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Ladera Oaks Pool

3249 Alpine Rd

Portola Valley, CA 94028

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Saturday and Sunday 8am-630pm

ENROLLMENT CLOSES 4 DAYS BEFORE CLASS START DUE TO RED CROSS ONLINE HOMEWORK. EMAIL Jenn@HappySwimmers if you feel you can still do 7 hours pre-class online for a waiver at your own risk.


Watch class videos and do exercises online in the days leading up to class with this blended learning format designed to save 7 hours of class time done before our first meeting. This class yields Red Cross certification for Lifeguarding as the foundation for employment at pools across the US and includes Professional Rescuer CPR, AED, and Lifeguard First Aid, certificates all valid 2 years from the date of successful course completion. Course enrollment closes and course dates removed from this list once full or 7 days prior to class whichever comes first. Enroll soon to save your seat!

Note location is not close to fast food so please be prepared to bring snacks and bag lunch at this venue. Sometimes their lodge cafe is open but irregular hours during Spring.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

15 years old by the last day of the class

Passing 3 Swim Tests as per Red Cross requirements at beginning of class.

  • Swim 300 yards (example: 12 lengths of a standard 25-yard public pool) demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing without stopping, not timed. Use freestyle 100 yards, breaststroke 100 yards, and either free or breast last 100 yards.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  • A timed weight-retrieval drill (the Brick) where you swim 20 yards, do a surface dive to a 10-pound weight in 7-10 feet deep water, surface and swim on your back with the object 20 yards, exit the water without using a ladder or steps. The time limit is 1 minute and 40 seconds. This is an easy time interval for the normal swimmer.
  • Please note: Course tuition fees are not refundable for not passing the swim pre-tests. Although the tests are not exceedingly difficult, being a lifeguard takes solid swimming skills or you could put yourself and/or the victim in serious danger and have a double drowning. The Red Cross and your instructors take that seriously. Why not practice test yourself in the days or weeks before class?

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

HappySwimmers.com website, ask for owner Jenn

What's the refund policy?

100% refund or transfer to another class up to 7 days before first class start date.

Documented medical excuses (doctor's note) excepted.

Once class starts, no refunds. To be clear: Paying for a class does not guarantee a passing grade. You must meet the standards of the Red Cross to get their certificate. YOU need to take the responsibility to do the work, use the study guide we give, and be a competent swimmer so you, your classmates here, and your victim don't drown. We turn out great lifeguards, but ones who've put the effort in and are competent.


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Ladera Oaks Pool

3249 Alpine Rd

Portola Valley, CA 94028

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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