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 operate. 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, we provide lifeguard training/certification and swim instructor training/certification. We also offer water safety certification classes for all ages.

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LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES
  • All class times will be Thursday and Friday 4:30pm-8:30pm (no lunch break), Saturday 9am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-7pm. There will be a 30 minute lunch break on Saturday and Sunday. The participant MUST attend all 4 days.
  • A bathing suit will be required all 4 days.
  • Class fee is $130 if the participant registers by April 30th. Fee will go up to $150 on May 1st. (Unless employed by ATC)
  • For a class to be held a minimum of 6 participants must be registered; Class Limit is 16.
  • 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

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LIFEGUARD reCERTIFICATION CLASSES
  • All class times will be Saturday 9am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-7pm. There will be a 30 minute lunch break on Saturday and Sunday.
  • All class times will be as listed. The participant MUST attend both days.
  • A bathing suit will be required both days.
  • Class fee is $85 if the participant registers by April 30th. Fee will go up to $95 on May 1st. (Unless employed by ATC)
  • For a class to be held a minimum of 6 participants must be registered; Class Limit is 20.
  • 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.

Become a Swim Instructor

Interested in becoming a swim instructor? We offer a variety of instructor training classes to help you become an ATC certified swim instructor. For more information, call (806) 468-0391 or contact us online.