News February 22 2024

Lifeguard Training Available

Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center is teaming up with the Hendrix Aquatic Center to offer American Red Cross Lifeguard training!

The training will be held April 13 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm and April 14 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The cost is $275 per person, and participants must be at least 15 years of age on the day of training. 

Class requirements:
1. Successfully complete the online education by 9:00 am on April 13
2. Successfully complete the following swim skills evaluation during training

Complete a swim-tread-swim sequence without stopping to rest.
  • Jump into the water totally submerge, resurface then swim 150 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Swimming on the back or side is not permitted, swim goggles are allowed.
  • Maintain position at surface of the water for 2 minutes by treading water using only the legs.
  • Swim 50 yards using the front crawl (breaststroke or a combination of both.)
Complete a timed event with 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Start 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- 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, holding the object at the surface with both hands and keeping the face out at or near the surface.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
The training will be held at the Hendrix Aquatic Center (1600 Harkrider St, Conway) and instructed by Kyle Shunkey, Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center Aquatics Coordinator and American Red Cross Certified Instructor.
Registration is available through Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center. The deadline to register is April 11.

For more information, contact Kyle Shunkey at 501-450-9292, ext. 308.

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