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COVID-19 Update: If we need to cancel this program due to public health orders registration fees will be refunded as a credit on the household account in CivicRec.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email info@MountainRec.org.

Mountain Recreation is a licensed training provider of American Red Cross lifeguard courses. We offer premier safety and leadership training for teens and adults through Lifeguarding and Instructor Training.  Our staff are engaged in learning a trade that can lead to a lifetime of career opportunities.

 

2021 Job Training

  • Shallow Water LifeguardingMar 15 - Mar 19 @Gypsum Rec Center

    Next Course: Mar 15 – Mar 19| 9am-4pm | $199 – Registration Opens Jan 4

    Upcoming Course: Apr 19 – Apr 23| 9am-4pm | $199 – Registration Opens Jan 4

    The purpose of the Shallow Water Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level shallow water lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5-feet deep and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. This program offers a choice of Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience. VIEW COURSE FACT SHEET.

    Prerequisites
    Candidates must:

    • Be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
    • Swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not
      allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
    • Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
    • Complete a timed event within 50 seconds: Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Submerge to a depth of 4 to 5 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and walk or swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object at the surface of the water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

     

  • Junior Lifeguarding TrainingJun 14 - Jun 18 @Eagle Pool & Ice Rink

    Next Course: Jun 14 – June 18| 10am-4pm | $149 – Registration Opens Apr 1

    The American Red Cross introduces the revised Junior Lifeguarding program, which is designed to guide youths ages 11-14 to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. The course focuses on building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills of future lifeguards.

    Age: 11-14 Years
    Location: Gypsum Recreation Center
    Price: $149

  • Lifeguarding CourseJul 5 - Jul 9 @Eagle Pool & Ice Rink

    Next Course: Jul 5 – Jul 9 | 9am-4pm | $199 – Registration opens Apr 1

    Participants who successfully complete the course: If you are hired at Mountain Rec, complete 80 hours of work within 8 weeks and are in good standing, you will get the $199 registration fee for the training back!

    The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. This program offers a choice of Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience. VIEW COURSE FACT SHEET.

    Prerequisites

    Candidates must:

    1. Be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
    2. Swim 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 may be used.
    3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under
      the armpits.
    4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
      1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.
      2. Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
      3. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.
      4. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
  • Lifeguard Instructor TrainingAug 2 - Aug 6 @Eagle Pool & Ice Rink

    Next Course: Aug 2 – Aug 6 | 9am-4pm | $199 – Registration opens Apr 1

    The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Basic Lifeguarding Instructor Course is to train instructors to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. The care steps outlined within this manual are consistent with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) and the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This manual also reflects the United States Lifeguarding Standards: A Review and Report of the United States Lifeguarding Coalition, a collaborative effort of the American Red Cross, the United States Lifesaving Association and the YMCA of the USA. VIEW COURSE FACT SHEET.

    Prerequisites

    Candidates must:

    1. Be at least 17 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
    2. Possess a current basic-level certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
    3. Successfully complete the online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course prior to the precourse skills session via the class roster and online content completion status report.
  • EVHS Shallow Water Lifeguarding Wednesdays, Aug 18 - Dec 15 @Gypsum Rec Center

    Next Course: Wednesdays, Aug 18 – Dec 15| 8am-11pm | $99 – Registration Opens Apr 1

    Ages: 15+
    Dates:
    Wednesdays, Aug 18 – Dec 15 (8am-11am)
    Price:
    $99
    Location:
    Gypsum Rec Center

    Participants who successfully complete the course: If you are hired at Mountain Rec, complete 80 hours of work within 8 weeks and are in good standing, you will get the $99 registration fee for the training back!

    The purpose of the Shallow Water Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level shallow water lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5-feet deep and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. This program offers a choice of Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience. VIEW COURSE FACT SHEET.

    Prerequisites

    Candidates must:

    1. Be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
    2. Swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim
      using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not
      allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
    3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
    4. Complete a timed event within 50 seconds:
      1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
      2. Submerge to a depth of 4 to 5 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and walk or swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object at the surface of the water.
      3. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

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