Aquatics

LIFEGUARDING TRAINING

lifeguard

Tentative Time Schedule

Train to become a certified American Red Cross lifeguard and learn valuable skills including injury prevention, facility safety, patron surveillance, emergency preparation, rescue skills, victim assessment, first aid, CPR/AED and care for head, neck and spinal injuries.

Participants 17 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult during the prerequisite activities. Participants must be present for pre-requisite testing and all four class days.
Contact the McAllen Parks & Recreation Office for more information by calling 956-681-3333. 

Fee: $125.00/ participant (Classes are currently not being offered)
Must pre-register for a session.
(Minimum age 15 years old for certification course; must be 16 years or older to be employed with the City of McAllen)
(If under 18 a parent or guardian must be present for the prerequisites in case of an emergency.)
Pre-Requisites

- Swim 300 yards continuously
- Complete a timed retrieval of a 10lb object from a depth of 7ft.-10ft.,
- Tread water with no hands for 2 minutes in deep water.

*In the event a participant fails to complete the prerequisite test, he/she may request a refund minus the $50 non-refundable fee or transfer to another Lifeguard Training Session at no additional cost.  Transfers will only be allowed once per participant for free.
Pre Requs take place on first day of registered class Thursday at 5pm.

Location: Boys and Girls Club Pool
(If under 18 a parent or guardian MUST be present for the prerequisites in case of an emergency.)
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Skills Session:
Location: Boys and Girls Club Pool
617 S. 27th St. McAllen, TX 78501
Time: Monday- Friday – 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
*Please be on time to all sessions*

Session 4: March 13, 2021 to March 15, 2021 from 8AM- 5PM
Session 5: March 16, 2021 to March 21, 2021 Tuesday-Saturday 8AM-12PM, Sunday 8AM- 5PM 
Session 6: March 16, 2021 to March 21, 2021 Tuesday-Saturday 1PM-5PM, Sunday 8AM- 5PM 
Session 7: March 27, 2021 to March 29, 2021 from 8AM- 5PM