The Connection in Summit, NJ, known for its excellent aquatic programs, is offering a FREE Lifeguard Training Program to qualified applicants. In exchange we ask that you commit to one year of employment as a lifeguard for The Connection.
We have a variety of positions available including days (early morning, midday, afternoon) evenings and weekends.
We offer a starting wage of $9.00 per hour as well as membership discounts for staff and their family.
Prerequisites for training program:
Participants must be age 15 by completion of the course.
Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breaststroke demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke with face out of the water, surface dive 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim (using only legs) 20 yards back to the starting point while holding the object with both hands and exiting the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only.
Completion of a criminal background check (for applicants 18 years or older).
Completion Requirements of training program:
Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
Successfully complete a Submerged Passive Victim in Deep Water Rescue in 1:30 and a Multi Rescuer Response Scenario
Score an 80 percent or higher on the final written exams.
Upon completionyou will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguard Training/First Aid) and an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED, both valid for two years. The Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe our differences make us better.