Lifeguard Certification & CPR  Classes

Our family of companies has trained over xyz lifeguards.

Our family of companies trains over 1500 lifeguards each year. Training lifeguards is part of what we love to do. 

To take one of our certification classes, you must be hired to work for us this summer. We would love to have you be part of our seasonal job team! To set up an interview, please call the office at (770) 992-7665, Ext. 103 or email caitlin.mcquade@atlanta-pmg.com. Once hired, you'll be able to sign up for a certification class.

Read more about certification requirements and classes schedules below.

 

We are currently offering 3 courses - Lifeguarding: Full Certification (for new lifeguards), Lifeguarding Recertification (for those who need to renew their current certification) and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Our  courses are American Red Cross authorized.

Passing the Swim Test for lifeguarding certification requires you to be a strong swimmer. Please read all the information below for details.

If you have questions, please contact Caitlin at (770) 992-7665, Ext. 103  or email 

caitlin.mcquade@atlanta-pmg.com

Lifeguarding: Full Certification Course

Become an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard. Take this class if you are new to lifeguarding or if your previous certification has expired.

 

About

Our Lifeguarding: Full Certification course includes all the certifications you need to become American Red Cross Lifeguard Certified (each certification is valid for 2 years): Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED training.

 

REquirements

1) Students cannot miss any of the course. Please make sure you don't have any conflicts with the dates of the class. 

2) You must be at least 15 years of age before the last day of the training class.

3) Pass the Swim Test (detailed on this page).

4) Due to the nature of the skills taught in this course, you'll be performing strenuous activities (such as removing someone from the water). If you have concerns about your physical ability to pass the course, please reach out to us.

     

This test is administered at the beginning of the course and is required for certification.  

- 300 Yard Swim (300 yards of freestyle or breaststroke).

- Brick Test: Swim out 20 yards, surface dive 7ft – 10ft deep, retrieve a 10 pound weight from the bottom of the pool, return to the surface, and swim it back 20 yards to the start position. This objective is timed at 1 minute and 40 seconds.

-Tread water with your legs only, no hands, for 2 minutes.

- Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Swim Test

You must be hired by us before signing up for a class.

cost

Employees: $175

(Not yet an employee? Go to our jobs page to apply!)

Lifeguarding Recertification Course

Passing this class extends your American Red Cross certification by 2 years. You must be currently certified to be eligible to register for this class.

 

About

The Recertification class lets you refresh your skills while extending your certification by 2 years.

REquirements

1) Students cannot miss any of the course.  Please make sure you don't have any conflicts with the dates of the class. 

2) Pass the Swim Test (detailed on this page).

3) Provide proof of a CURRENT Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification. If your certification has expired at the time of the course by even one day, you must take the Lifeguarding: Full Certification Course (above). 

     

 

 

Core Content:

  • Performing a primary assessment

  • Giving ventilations (includes BVM)

  • Choking (conscious and unconscious)

  • CPR (one- and two-rescuer)

  • AED

Swim Test

You must be hired by us before signing up for a class.

cost

Employees: $140

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers Course

Passing this class extends your American Red Cross certification by 2 years. SwimAtlanta requires every employee to re-certify in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer each season - you must take the CPR/AED class before you begin working.

About

The Recertification class lets you refresh your skills while extending your certification by 2 years.

REquirements

1) Students cannot miss any of the course.  Please make sure you don't have any conflicts with the dates of the class. 

2) Provide proof of a current Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.

     

 

 

The CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification is current for two years. We believe that CPR skills are so vital to what we do that taking this class every other year is not adequate to keep your skills sharp and ready if needed. We require every lifeguard to be certified every year in CPR for the Professional Rescuer in order to be prepared for any emergency situation.

CPR/AED

You must be hired by us before signing up for a class.

cost

Employees: $50