Junior Lifeguard Training Course 

Registration information for the 2022 Junior Lifeguard Training Course will be posted soon. Please check back at a closer date!

Boys & Girls | Ages 11 - 15
Lentz Recreation Center Pool
800 S Madison St, Lincolnton, NC

General Course Information

This course will teach water safety and introduce participants to the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard; however, this course will not certify anyone to be a lifeguardIt will build a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills in preparation for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course. Successful course completion requires participation in skills practice. The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your family health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or if there are questions about fully participating in the Junior Lifeguarding, please contact the course instructor (Nathan Eurey, 704-735-2671) to discuss this before the program begins.

To participate in Junior Lifeguarding, the following skills must be demonstrated:

  • Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.
  • Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs.
  • Show a level of comfort on the back by floating on the back for 30 seconds or swimming on the back for 25 yards using the elementary backstroke or back crawl.
  • Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater.
  • The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the program.

Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class.

After completing all of the Junior Lifeguarding course requirements and turning 15 years of age, participants will be prepared to enroll in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course, where the knowledge and skills of a lifeguard will be taught.

If there are any questions regarding Junior Lifeguarding, please contact the course instructor (Nathan Eurey) by phone (704-735-2671) or by email (neurey@lincolntonnc.org).