This blended learning course includes an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skills session. Online must be completed before attending the first in-class date. You will be sent the online portion approximately 1 week before the course start date. We have made modifications to this course to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Students will be screened at the beginning of each class. No equipment will be shared. Contact will be minimized to only what is completely necessary and partners will not be changed throughout the course. This class provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Requirements to become lifeguard certified are: At least 15 years of age 300 yd. endurance swim using front crawl and/or breaststroke Complete a timed skill sequence including a 20 yd. swim, retrieval of a 10 lb. object from 7 ft. deep, swim 20 yd. carrying the object and exit the water within 1 min. and 40 sec. Tread water for 2 min. using legs only In order to successfully complete this course, you must attend all sessions, achieve a score of 80% or more on two written tests, and complete CPR, First Aid, and lifeguard skills tests Scholarships are available through the NP Aquatic Center. You must apply and be accepted to work as a guard at this facility to receive the discount. Call 952-758-1751 for more information.. * Cancellations made less than 5 days prior to class will be refunded only if that spot can be filled by another participant.