CPR, Lifeguard & Instructor Training Classes

CPR certification class

Pikes Peak Athletics Training Center (PPATC)
CPR Certification | $99 and Re-certification | $89

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Lifeguard certification class

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Be prepared to help! This American Red Cross blended learning and in-person class trains participants on how to respond to and prepare for emergencies, both in and out of the water. This certification also opens career opportunities in the Aquatics Industry.

Pikes Peak Athletics Training Center (PPATC)
Lifeguard/First Aid/AED/CPR Certification | $299 and Re-certification | $289

Must be 15 years old to register.

Prerequisite Requirements for Lifeguard Certification:
American Red Cross requires participants to successfully complete the following prerequisites, to receive a certification. Refunds will not be issued to participants who do not successfully complete all course prerequisites and course completion requirements, according to the American Red Cross standards. Please make sure you can complete the following course prerequisites and course completion requirements before you attend class.

Students who are unable to meet the prerequisite requirements may still be eligible to obtain CPR certification (provided they complete all requirements and pass the final CPR exam).

American Red Cross prerequisites:

Swim 300 yards continuous
Tread water for two minutes, no hands
Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds which includes:

  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 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.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

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*Must be registered by Wednesday of class week*

Swim instructor training course

Tuesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 30 | 11:30am-3:30pm
+ Friday, May 31 | 12:30-4:30pm

Special introductory rate! $250 per student
(includes American Red Cross CPR Certification/Recertification)

A combination of classroom time, in-water shadowing, and mock swimming lessons will have you confident in teaching swimming lessons to swimmers of all ages and abilities! Learn the ins and outs of swim instruction with seasoned swim professionals – Jaecie and Connie have a combination of over 50 year’s experience!

Completion of this course guarantees an interview with our Lesson Program Management Team and fulfills all instructor training requirements.

  • 14-15 year olds are eligible to volunteer during all swim camps bolstering their experience (many schools/programs accept this as community volunteer hours too).
  • 16+ are eligible for employment at Pikes Peak Athletics.

Instructor Training Course Requirements

Instructor Training Course Details 

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