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San Mateo Fun Red Cross Shallow Water Lifeguard Training in 2 Days

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24 Hour Fitness: Super Sport

93 Bovet Rd

San Mateo, CA 94402

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Come join us to get certified as a Red Cross Shallow Water Lifeguard (for lifeguarding pools with a maximum depth of 5 feet). Upon successful completion of this 2-day class, you'll have certificates valid 2 years in:

Shallow water lifeguarding

Professional Rescuer CPR-AED

Lifeguarding First Aid



Course Pre-test ability checkoff will be done at the beginning of the first day. Condition yourself with swimming several weeks before class. If you don’t swim well enough to pass basic pre-test, you can’t be in charge of rescuing an incapacitated victim and will need to do another class. Put the effort in BEFORE class and you should do fine. Cardio is the key. Here are the swim pre-tests:

  • Swim 100 yards (4 lengths of a 25-yard pool) using front crawl and/or breaststroke, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing – face is in the water – Not timed but without stopping.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs (folding your arms with hands into your armpits).
  • A timed weight-retrieval drill: Starting in the water, not using goggles, swim 20 yards, do a surface dive to a 10-pound weight in 4-5 ft. deep water, surface dive and walk or swim on your back 20 yards, holding the weight above the water with both hands. Exit pool, not using a ladder or steps. Time limit: 50 seconds.


After the pre-test, it is our intention to PASS all students who are doing their best and putting in the effort. We will stay extra hours to help you to succeed and be competent, confident lifeguards able to save lives.

We look forward to having you in class! (and 24 Hour Fitness is also hiring and training aqua aerobics instructors straight from this class as well).

Best wishes,

Jenn and the staff of Happy Swimmers

a Red Cross Licensed Training Provider




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93 Bovet Rd

San Mateo, CA 94402

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