Water Safety & Training

Lifeguards | Swim Instructors

Safety is of the utmost importance at the Amarillo Town Club. Certified lifeguards are on duty during hours of operation. Our ATC certified swim instructors teach in a safe, friendly environment, focusing on water safety, swimming technique, form, breathing, and speed. To help ensure our members and their guests remain safe while using our pool areas, our lifeguard and swim instructor are trained and certified.

 

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LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES
  • Classes are offered in March, April, and May.
  • Class days and time vary. There will be a 30 minute lunch break each day.
  • The participant MUST attend the complete course.
  • Classes start at $130 per session.
  • For a class to be held a minimum of 6 participants must be registered; Class Limit is 16 and subject to the number of instructors available.

 

Upon successful completion participants will receive certifications in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, which is all valid for 2 years.

Requirements

  • Be at least 15 years old by the last day of the class
  • Swim 300 yards continuously with side breathing
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards
  • Surface dive and retrieve a 10lb object from 7 feet of water
  • Surface swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding object
  • Exit water without using ladder or steps
LIFEGUARD reCERTIFICATION CLASSES
  • Classes are offered seasonally in March, April, and May.
  • Class days and time vary. There will be a 30 minute lunch break each day.
  • The participant MUST attend the complete course.
  • For a class to be held a minimum of 6 participants must be registered; Class Limit is 20 and subject to the number of instructors available.

 

Upon successful completion participants will be recertified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, which is all valid for 2 years.

Requirements

  • Must have previous American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certificate
  • Swim 300 yards continuously with side breathing
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards
  • Surface dive and retrieve a 10lb object from 7 feet of water
  • Surface swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding object
  • Exit water without using ladder or steps