Lifeguard Course

Event start

Wed, March 13

Event end

Sun, March 17

When and where

Date and time

Wed, March 13 - Sun, March 17


Aquatics Center

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"Unlock Your Lifeguard Potential with the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course at Fairchild AFB Aquatics Center!

Embark on a rewarding journey towards a fulfilling career as a lifeguard by enrolling in our FREE American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course at the Fairchild AFB Aquatics Center. Designed for those seeking employment with us, this comprehensive program not only equips you with life-saving skills but also opens the door to exciting job opportunities upon successful completion.

Who Can Participate:
Open to swimmers aged 16 and above with base access as employment opportunities require applicants to be at least 16 years old. If you're in the area, regardless of base access, possessing an American Red Cross Lifeguard certification enhances your eligibility.

Absolutely FREE for individuals seeking employment at the Fairchild Aquatics Center.

Course Dates: March 13-17 (No class on March 15) (All course sessions must me attended. Unfortunately, no make-up days are offered.)
March 13: 5-9 pm
March 14: 5-9 pm
March 16: 9 am-5 pm
March 17: 9 am-5 pm

Fairchild AFB Aquatics Center - Pool (located in the Fitness Complex)

Before registration, a swimming skill pretest is mandatory. To schedule your pretest, call 509-247-2242. The pretest includes:
1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination
of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
3. Complete the below timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
• Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
• Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
• Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they can get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance underwater. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

How to Register:
Secure your spot by calling the Pool at 509-247-2242 today! Act swiftly as we have limited space for six participants.

Employment Opportunity:
Upon successful completion, participants become eligible for lifeguard employment. For job openings, visit

Don't miss this chance to acquire valuable skills that can change your life and the lives of others. Join us in making a difference at the Fairchild AFB Aquatics Center!"