Training & Education

Lifeguard Training

LifeguardThe Queensbury Department of Parks & Recreation offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (Modules include Waterfront Lifeguarding, CPR for the Health Care Professional with AED, First Aid). Trainings are generally administered in correlation with the Queensbury school Spring recess. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and in good physical swimming condition. Pre-Requisites must be met.

Lifeguard Training - American Red Cross-with On- Line & In-Person sessions
Successful On-Line course completion and attendance at ALL In-person skills sessions is mandatory.
A. Participants must be at least 15 years of age on or before the final class date. A photo copy of your birth certificate will be required at the beginning of the pre-course session for proof of age.
B. Pre-course In-Water session involves the completion of 300 yd swim for Lifeguard Training or a 550 yd swim for Waterfront Lifeguard Training before continuing with class. If you cannot accomplish the 300/500 yds, or other pre-requisites, consultation with Instructor required.
1. 300/500 Yards Swim is:
a. 100/200 Breaststroke
b. 100/200 Front Crawl
c. 100/150 Combined B/F Crawl
2. 20 Yard Swim, Surface dive, retrieve object, return to surface, swim back w/object using your legs only, hands must remain on the object, face out of the water.
3. Tread water for two (2) minutes using your legs only.
4. 20 yd Underwater swim, for Waterfront candidates
C. Attendance at ALL classes is mandatory.
D. Bathing suit and towel required for ALL pool activity.
E. Come prepared with light snacks and drink for energy.
F. See flyer for specific dates and times. * Includes Pocket Mask ** On-line textbook: Lifeguard Participant Manual LIFEGUARD REVIEW (RE-CERTIFICATION) Current lifeguard certification holders should enroll into this online course. New rules for re-certification in Lifeguarding-must include all segments (LG, FA, CPR-AED) Additional Program Information Once enrolled, participants will be sent a letter and email with the directions on how to access the On-Line portion of the course through the American Red Cross Direct Link website. Successful completion of the Pre-Course In-Water Skills is required. DO NOT enroll if you CANNOT complete the pre- course requirements above. The available Lifeguard Training Preparation Course prior to the pre-course is highly recommended!

LIFEGUARD TRAINING PREPARATION COURSE
This class is intended to provide instruction and conditioning before deciding whether or not one should enroll into the Full Lifeguard Training Course.
FOR..................................................................Ages 15 & Up
WHEN............…..................TBD --Contact Gary Crossman, to be added to a contact list for the next available course offering
TIME.................................................................
WHERE............…........Queensbury Elementary School Pool
FEE...............................................................................FREE
NEED to-Register for this program, even though it is FREE

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING
FOR..................................................................Ages 15 & Up
WHEN..............................…...............TBD---Coantact Gary Crossman to be added to a contactlist of the next available course offering
TIME............................................................TBD
WHERE.......................Queensbury Elementary School Pool
FEE.....................….........Resident $325; Non-Resident $375
            (Includes pocket mask) Materials online
CLASS SIZE...............…..................... Minimum 6; Maximum 10
Attendance at ALL classes is mandatory. Bathing Suit & Towel are REQUIRED.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING REVIEW COURSE (Re-Cert)
FOR.................................................................Ages 17 & Up
WHEN..............................................................TBD
TIME...........................................................
WHERE...............…....Queensbury Elementary School Pool
FEE..........................…...... $225 (Resident & Non-Resident)


New York Safe Boating Course

The Queensbury Department of Parks & Recreation offers The New York Safe Boating Course in April and July, for anyone 10-17 years of age.

Fifth Edition Textbook

A safety certificate may be obtained by completing the New York Safe Boating Course, sponsored by the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. The course is designed as a comprehensive boating course, educating and teaching the fundamentals of safe boating operation and has been approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators.

NYS Safe Boating page & New 2020 Brianna's Law

Under a new law known as Brianna's Law:

All motorized vessel operators born on or after Jan. 1, 1993 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2020.

Those born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2022.

Those born on or after Jan. 1, 1983 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2023.

Those born on or after Jan. 1, 1978 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2024.

All motorized vessel operators regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025.