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Lifeguard Training & Recertification

American Red Cross

Lifeguard Training & Recertification

classes are now available! 

 

Get certified and work for PARA this summer and make $12/hr. 

Must be 15YO by the last day of class. 

Lifeguard Training is a five-day class and participants must attend all classes. 

         Class schedule is: 

        *First Day 4-8p for Prerequisite Swim.

         Then Tues/Wed 4-9p, Sat/Sun 9-5p.

 

Prerequisite Swimming

* Must be at least 15 years of age by the end of the course.

* Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic

   breathing. May swim front crawl or breaststroke. Swim goggles allowed.

* Must tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.

* Must swim 20 yards, dive 7 feet, retrieve a 10lb brick, return on your back to the starting     point keeping the brick above water, and exit the pool within 1 minute 40 seconds.

* Practice is free at any PARA pool if you are registered for the Lifeguarding Class. 

 

Cost: $280

Only $100 if you work for Para!

Must submit an Employment Application

before registering for the class

to receive the discount.

Submit an Employment Application for Lifeguard Click Here or scroll down.

 

Faucett Center Classes

Class 1: March 19, 26, 27,, 28 29, 30*

Class 2: May 7, 14, 15, 18, 19*

*First Day 4-8p for Prerequisite Swim.

Then Tues/Wed 4-9p, Sat/Sun 9-5p.

 

Bobby Miller Center Classes

April 2, 9, 10, 13, 14*

*First Day 4-8p for Prerequisite Swim.

Then Tues/Wed 4-9p, Sat/Sun 9-5p.

 

Tingle Center Classes

May 7, 14, 15, 18, 19*

*First Day 4-8p for Prerequisite Swim.

Then Tues/Wed 4-9p, Sat/Sun 9-5p.

 

Lifeguard Recertification Classes

Miller Center: April 6, 9a-3p & April 7, 1p-4p 

Faucett Center: May 11, 9a-3p & May 12, 1p-4p

 

Don't forget it's free to practice before class

at any PARA Center if you are enrolled

in a Lifeguarding class.

 

Contact Mark Harrison, mharrison@tcpara.org,

for more details.

LOCATIONS

Faucett Brothers Center-

Starts March 26 or

May 7, 2024

Bobby Miller Center-

Starts April 2, 2024

Tingle Center-

Starts May 7, 2024

AGES

15+

COST

$280/participant

$100/if you work for PARA

Lifeguard Application

Part Time

Monitors activities in swimming areas to prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers.

 

Maintains the swimming pool, deck, keeps gutters clean, as well as other maintenance duties.

 

$12/hr

All applicants are subject to pre-employment background check and drug screens

EOE

PARA Indoor Swim Lessons

Evaluation:  All participants will be evaluated the first day of class. Please read all descriptions to ensure you are enrolling your child in the correct level. 

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    • BEGINNER SWIM LESSONS: AGES 4-13

    • This Entry level class emphasizes water safety, survival, and fundamental swimming concepts. Participants will learn skills that will help them feel comfortable so they can enjoy the water safely. 

      • MON/WED at Tingle Center Pool

        • 5:30pm - 6:00pm
          Session 1: 2/5/24 - 2/21/24

        • Session 2: 3/4/24 - 3/27/24 (No Class 3/11 & 3/13/24)

        • Session 3: 4/1/24 - 4/17/2024

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          • TUES/THURS at Miller Center Therapy Pool

          • 5:30pm - 6:00pm
            Session 1: 2/6/24 - 2/22/24
            Session 2: 3/5/24 - 3/28/24 (No Class 3/12 & 3/14/24)

          • Session 3: 4/2/24 - 4/18/24

 

    • INTERMEDIATE SWIM LESSONS: AGES 4-13

    • Must have prior swim experience and be able to glide 3 yards on top of the water. This intermediate level class will focus on stroke development and swim fundamentals. 

      • MON/WED at Tingle Center Pool

        • 6:00pm - 6:30pm

        • Session 1: 2/5/24 - 2/21/24

        • Session 2: 3/4/24-3/27/24 (No Class 3/11 & 3/13/24)

        • Session 3: 4/1/24 - 4/17/2024

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        • TUES/THURS at Miller Center Therapy Pool

        • 6:00pm - 6:30pm

        • Session 1: 2/6/24 - 2/22/24
          Session 2: 3/5/24 - 3/28/24 (No Class 3/12 & 3/14/24)

        • Session 3: 4/2/24 - 4/18/24

 

  • SWIM TEAM: AGES 4-13

    • Must be able to swim the full length of the pool. Swim team will focus on stroke development, endurance and competitive swimming. 

      • TUES/THURS at Miller Center Pool
      • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Session 1: 2/6/24 - 2/22/24
Session 2: 3/5/24 - 3/28/24 (No Class 3/12 & 3/14/24)

Session 3: 4/2/24 - 4/18/24

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LOCATIONS

Jerry Tingle Center-

Mondays & Wednesdays
(see descriptions for time)

Bobby Miller Center-

Tuesdays & Thursdays
(see descriptions for time)

AGES

4-13  (see description)

COST

Beginner/Intermediate

$99*/participant

 

Swim Team

$115*/participant

Nancie Blewitt Swim Lessons + Swim Training

 

Evaluation:  All participants will be evaluated the first day of class. Please read all descriptions to ensure you are enrolling your child in the correct level. 

    •  

    • BEGINNER

      This Entry level class emphasizes water safety, survival, and fundamental swimming concepts. Participants will learn skills that will help them feel comfortable so they can enjoy the water safely. 

      • MON/WED Faucett Center Therapy Pool

        • 3:30pm - 4:00pm

          Session 1: 2/5/24 - 2/28/24 (No class 2/19/24)

        • Session 2: 3/4/24 - 3/27/24 (No class 3/11 & 3/13/24)

        • Session 3: 4/3/24 - 4/29/24 


INTERMEDIATE
Must have prior swim experience. This intermediate level class will focus on stroke development and swim fundamentals. Must be able to glide on top of the water for 2 to 3 yards.

  •          MON/WED Faucett Center Therapy Pool

    • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
    • Session 1: 2/5/24 - 2/28/24 (No class 2/19/24)

    • Session 2: 3/4/24 - 3/27/24 (No class 3/11 & 3/13/24)

    • Session 3: 4/3/24 - 4/29/24 

     

  • SWIM TRAINING 

    • Our passion is to help children learn the skills and techniques of all four swim strokes while building their endurance to help benefit them in competitive swimming, fitness, or cross-training. Goals for swim training are:

      • 1) To help prepare those who have a passion for competitive swimming.

      • 2) Cross-Train to help strengthen those who play multiple sports.

      • 3) Fitness training without the worries of competition, but all the joys of swimming. 

    • MON/WED Faucett Center Lap Pool

      • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

        • January:   1/22/24-1/31/24 Mondays & Wednesdays

      • Session 1: 2/5/24 - 2/28/24 (No class 2/19/24)

      • Session 2: 3/4/24 - 3/27/24 (No class 3/11 & 3/13/24)

      • Session 3: 4/3/24 - 4/29/24 

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LOCATIONS

Faucett Brothers Center

Mondays & Wednesdays
(see descriptions for time)

AGES

4+  (see descriptions)

COST

NB Swim Lessons

$99*/participant

 

NB Swim Training

$115*/participant

Masters Swim Program for Adults

The Masters Swim Program for adults (must be at least 18 years old) is taught by an employee contracted through PARA. This program is geared towards recreational adult swimmers, Masters swimmers, and triathletes. All participants must be able to freestyle 25 yds (the length of the pool) without stopping.

 

Saturday Mornings Faucett Center Lap Pool

9:00am - 10:00am

Thursday Evening Miller Center Lap Pool

6:30pm-7:30pm

January 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 25, 27 (no class January 20)

February 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29 (no class February 24)

 

 
Equipment needed: towel, swimsuit, and flip-flops.

 

For any questions, please contact instructor Dr. Catalina Casaru at 205.886.0709, or by email: cat.swimperformance@gmail.com

 

Dr. Catalina Casaru is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at the University of West Alabama. She is a former Olympian and All-American who has taught swimming for over 20 years and led many health and exercise initiatives.

LOCATIONS

Faucett Brothers Center-

Saturday Mornings
9:00 am - 10:00 am

 

Bobby Miller Center-

Thursday Evenings
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AGES

18+

COST

$70/participant

Personal | Private Swim Training

& Fitness Services

All of our personal trainers are contracted employees, and some offer extra training packages and fitness services in addition to PARA programming. If interested, please complete the form that is located under More Information.

Mark Harrison

Director of Aquatics & Outdoor Pursuits