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Lifeguard Training Courses at the Summit Activities Center

The Summit Activities Center will be offering four Lifeguard Training Courses this spring.  The first class will be held March 16-17, 2024 with the Pre-test on Thursday, February 8, at 5:00pm.  The second class will be held April 13-14, 2024 with the Pre-test on Saturday or Sunday, March 16-17, anytime from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  The third class will be held April 27-28, 2024 with the Pre-test on Saturday or Sunday, April 13-14, anytime from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes AND the prerequisite testing.  This class is non-refundable after completion of the pre-test.
 
Registration begins immediately.  Participants may register online at www.cityofyankton.org or at the front desk of the Summit Activities Center.
 
Cost for the training will be $200.00 plus tax and includes lifeguard-training books.  Participants must be at least 15 years of age before the class ends. 
Prerequisites are:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breaststroke. 
  2. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 lbs. object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object, and exit the pool without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
  3. Treading Water for 2 minutes using legs only.
* Participants who fail the prerequisites will not be able to continue the course.
 
Class One Course Schedule:                                                         
Prerequisite Swim Test: Thursday, February 8, at 5:00pm.                                           
Saturday, March 16:             8 am – 8 pm              
Sunday, March 17:                8 am – 8 pm              
 
Class Two Course Schedule: 
Prerequisite Swim Test: Saturday or Sunday, March 16-17, anytime from 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, April 13:                8 am – 8 pm
Sunday, April 14:                 8 am – 8 pm
 
Class Three Course Schedule:  
Prerequisite Swim Test: Saturday or Sunday, April 13-14, anytime from 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, April 27:                8 am – 8 pm
Sunday, April 28:                  8 am – 8 pm
 
For further information, please call 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD.  Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation on our Facebook Page.
 

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