Summer Programs

Life Guard Academy


City of Patterson's Life Guard Academy is a course that follows the American Red Cross life guarding curriculum. Participants will receive a Lifeguard Manual and a CPR mask. Successful completion of Life Guard Academy will result in participants obtaining First Aid, CPR, and AED for the Professional Rescuer Certificates, Life Guarding Certificates
and Title 22 Certificates.

Requirements:
Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of class, or older. Participants must pass a pretest that includes a 300 yard swim (100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 either freestyle or breaststroke).
Participants must swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 lb object from at least 10 ft deep and return to the starting point, making sure to keep the brick and their head above the water, while being timed. Finally participants must tread water for 2 minutes without the help of their hands. All components must be successfully completed to participate in Life Guard Academy.

Ages: 15 years or older (By the last day of the course)
Dates:     
                               Pre-Test Dates & Times
                March 15th & March 16th            5:00 pm

                                Course Dates & Times
                April 15th                               9:00 am - 5:00 pm
                April 17th - 20th                   12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
                April 21st                             12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
                April 22nd                              9:00 am -  5:00 pm
                April 23rd                               9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Classes will begin at the Hammon Senior Center and move to the Aquatic Center. Classes will include a 1 
                hour lunch break each day.
Cost:     Patterson Resident: $50                     Non-Resident: $150  
Other Details: Registration will be open in person at the Patterson Aquatic Center, after the Pre-test has taken place. 
                       Participants must pass the pre-test before they can register for Life Guard Academy.
 

ALL CLASS DATES AND TIMES MUST BE ATTENDED NO EXCEPTIONS

Life Guard Review Course


The Review Course is designed to review the lifeguarding skills and core knowledge points required to recertify in lifeguarding.

Prerequisite:
Must have current Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate.
Note: If certifications are expired, participants must take the full Lifeguarding or Shallow Water Lifeguarding course.

Ages: 15 years or older
Dates: March 24th        3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
           March 25th       12:00 pm  - 4:00 pm 
           March 26th        12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Location: Classes will begin at the Hammon Senior Center and move to the Aquatic Center.
                 Classes will include a 1 hour lunch break each day.
Cost: Non-Employee: $70.00
          Employee: $35.00
Registration: February 6th. Walk-in registration only at the Recreation Department Office.

ALL CLASS DATES AND TIMES MUST BE ATTENDED NO EXCEPTIONS

Although our staff works hard to ensure our division information is free from mistakes, there are times when errors in dates, times, rates or registration information occurs. We will do everything possible to make corrections, and we thank you for your understanding when these situations arise.