Lifeguard training course offered at Haywood Regional Health & Fitness

Press release from the Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center:

Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center will be holding an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification course beginning Thursday, March 17, 2016 through Sunday, March 20, 2016.  Times by day, are as follows: Thursday, March 17, 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.;  Friday, March 18, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.;  Saturday, March 19, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, March 20, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Course fee is $235 for fitness center members and $255 for non-members.  Course fee includes instruction in Lifeguard Training, CPR, AED, and First Aid training.

Successful completion of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training yields a two-year lifeguard certification and two-year CPR/AED/First Aid certification, suitable for employment at pool settings in all 50 states.   Participants must be fifteen years of age or older and minors must have parental permission in order to take part in this course.  Lifeguard Training is a demanding course, both intellectually and physically!  In order to take part in the course, all participants must fully complete in-water pre-qualification testing on the first day of class.  Exclusions in participation may apply if minimum standards are not met.  Participation does not guarantee certification.  All participants must pass written course exams on the final day of class in order to receive certification.  Persons interested in taking this course, but are unsure of whether or not they meet the initial requirements are urged to contact the Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center Aquatics office at 828.452.8056 in advance for further advisement prior to registering.

To register for this course or for more information on nationally-accredited certification offerings at HRH&FC, visit or contact Community Outreach Coordinator – Kellie Walsh at 828.452.8082.    The Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center is located on the campus of Haywood Regional Medical Center at 75 Leroy George Drive in Clyde, NC.


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