- Swimming 300 meters using the Freestyle/Crawl Stroke
- Treading water without use of hands for 2 minutes
- Timed brick retrieval in 1 minute and 30 seconds or less
Attention all CYS Teens!
Make money this summer and be a Lifeguard with Family and MWR!
Need your Lifeguard Certification? No problem! Our Lifeguard Trainee position allows us to hire you NOW, and train you on the job – AND we will pay for your Lifeguard + Waterfront Certification*. All our positions start at $15 per hour...APPLY TODAY and start making money!
Already have your Lifeguard Certification? View all our open Lifeguard positions here.
*Must fulfill 15 week summer obligation or reimburse certification
Open to CYS patrons age 15 as of start date.
For more information: +1 (910)643-8533
Frequently Asked Questions:
At what age can I take the lifeguard class?
If you are 15 years old by the time that the course is completed, you are able to take the lifeguard course. You must be 15 by the last day of class.
Is there a prequalification test?
Yes, there is a prequalification test that consists of:
Do I have to attend every date of the lifeguard class?
Yes, it is a requirement by the American Red Cross that you must attend EVERY class date.
Is there a test at the end of the lifeguard course?
Yes, there are two written exams and one in water skills test.
Do we learn CPR with the lifeguard course?
Yes, being certified as Lifeguard in ARC means that you are certified in CPR for Professional Rescuers.
Where can I find my certificate?
You can find your certificate in your email from ARC once the class has been submitted, otherwise you can also find it on the ARC website through the find my certificate program.