Guard on Duty: Top Training
Guest safety is our top priority. In order to ensure a safe and secure environment, we place a consistent focus on having the best training available for our lifeguards. There are several requirements, which emphasize the care and consideration that goes into choosing each Glenwood Hot Springs guard. Some of these include:
Lifeguard Training Class (Taking place March 12-16). Students become certified in CPR specific to lifeguarding for Professional Rescuers, AED First Aid Training and O2 Administration. Applicants must first apply for the position before enrolling in the class and need to be at least 16 years old.
All lifeguards must be American Red Cross-certified to work for us. With this certificate, life guards possess the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.
Lifeguards must excel at swimming. Before taking any classes, potential lifeguards must pass a swim test, which requires them to do the following:
- Swim 300 yards
- Tread water without hands for two minutes
- Swim 20 yards, then retrieve a 10-pound brink from the bottom of the pool and swim it back to the side of the pool; this must be completed within one minute and 40 seconds
Glenwood Hot Springs lifeguards go through rigorous testing and training to maintain a protected and properly tended atmosphere at the pool.