CERTIFICATION COURSES
Certification Courses

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Lifeguard Instructor Course (Foster): 7-29 Jan 2020
DATE & TIME 1/7/2020 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguard Instructor Course (Foster): 7-29 Jan 2020
DATE & TIME
1/7/2020 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION
Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 10-30 Jan 2020
DATE & TIME 1/10/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 10-30 Jan 2020
DATE & TIME
1/10/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION
Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Water Safety Instructor (Foster): 4-26 Feb 2020
DATE & TIME 2/4/2020 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Water Safety Instructor (Foster): 4-26 Feb 2020
DATE & TIME
2/4/2020 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION
Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 7-28 Feb 2020
DATE & TIME 2/7/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 7-28 Feb 2020
DATE & TIME
2/7/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION
Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguard Instructor Course (Foster): 3-25 Mar 2020
DATE & TIME 3/3/2020 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguard Instructor Course (Foster): 3-25 Mar 2020
DATE & TIME
3/3/2020 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION
Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 6-27 Mar 2020
DATE & TIME 3/6/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 6-27 Mar 2020
DATE & TIME
3/6/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION
Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 2-7 Apr 2020
DATE & TIME 4/2/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 2-7 Apr 2020
DATE & TIME
4/2/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION
Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 7-12 Apr 2020
DATE & TIME 4/7/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 7-12 Apr 2020
DATE & TIME
4/7/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION
Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Water Safety Instructor (Foster): 14 Apr - 6 May 2020
DATE & TIME 4/14/2020 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Water Safety Instructor (Foster): 14 Apr - 6 May 2020
DATE & TIME
4/14/2020 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION
Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 24 Apr - 15 May 2020
DATE & TIME 4/24/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 24 Apr - 15 May 2020
DATE & TIME
4/24/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION
Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 11-16 Jun 2020
DATE & TIME 6/11/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 11-16 Jun 2020
DATE & TIME
6/11/2020 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION
Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 7-18 Jul 2020
DATE & TIME 7/7/2020 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom
Lifeguarding Full Course (Foster): 7-18 Jul 2020
DATE & TIME
7/7/2020 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION
Camp Foster, Aquatic Center and Operations Classroom

Lifeguarding Full Course - $150 

The purpose of the Lifeguarding Full Course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Successful completion of the Lifeguarding Full Course will result in the following certifications: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED; Administering Emergency Oxygen; and Bloodborne Pathogens Training. Students must be 15 years old on or before the last day of the course and must be able to pass the prerequisite skills:

• Swim 300 meters continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

• Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs keeping your arms crossed and hands under the armpits.

• Starting in the water, swim 20 meters using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 meters back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

• All prerequisites will be completed at the beginning of the course.

        

Lifeguarding Review Course - $75 

The purpose of the Lifeguarding Review Course is to review the knowledge and skills presented in the Lifeguarding Full Course. A current certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required for participation in the Lifeguarding Review Course. Successful completion of the Lifeguarding Review Course will result in the following certifications: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED; Administering Emergency Oxygen; and Bloodborne Pathogens Training.

         

Lifeguarding Instructor Course - $150 

The purpose of the Lifeguarding Instructor Course is to train instructor candidates to teach various courses in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program. A current certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required for participation in the Lifeguarding Instructor Course. Successful completion of the Lifeguarding Instructor Course will result in the following certifications: Lifeguarding Instructor. Candidates must be 17 years old on or before the last day of the course and must pass a prerequisite skills assessment on the first day of the course.  This course does not certify candidates in basic-level lifeguarding, first aid, CPR, or AED.

         

Water Safety Instructor Course - $150 

The purpose of the Water Safety Instructor Course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program. Successful completion of the Water Safety Instructor Course will result in the following certifications: Water Safety Instructor. Candidates must be 16 years old on or before the last day of the course and must be able to pass the prerequisite skills:

• Swim 25 meters of each of the following strokes: front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke; swim 15 meters of butterfly stroke.
• Maintain position on back in deep water for one minute (floating or sculling).

• Tread water for one minute.
• All prerequisites will be completed at the beginning of the course.

         

Administering Emergency Oxygen Course - $50 

The purpose of the Administering Emergency Oxygen Course is to give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to a victim of a breathing emergency using breathing devices, including resuscitation masks, bag-valve-bask resuscitators (BVMs) and emergency oxygen.  A current certification in Adult, Child, or Infant CPR or equivalent is required for participation in the Administering Emergency Oxygen Course.  Successful completion of the Administering Emergency Oxygen Course will result in the following certifications: Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training.

          

Bloodborne Pathogens Training 

The purpose of Bloodborne Pathogens Training is to teach participants how bloodborne pathogens are spread, how to avoid exposure, and what to do if exposed to infectious material.  This course helps to meet requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.  MCCS Aquatics does not offer a standalone Bloodborne Pathogens Training Course.  Online training is available at http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/course-dowbt000000000010733.

        

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Course - $300 

The purpose of the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Course is to provide participants with the skills necessary to make aquatic facilities safe and efficient.  This pool operator course will train candidates on the most important mechanical chemical, operations, and risk management aspects of all pool and waterpark facilities.  It is designed for Aquatics Directors, Recreation Directors, Waterpark Directors, Pool Managers, Aquatic Supervisors, Resort/Hotel/homeowner association staff, maintenance, or management of an aquatic facility.  Successful completion of the Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Course will result in the following certification: Certified Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO).

        

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Registration Details 
 

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Upon successful completion of the appropriate certification courses, you may apply for a job online at  www.mccsokinawa.com/jobs.**   

          

Refund Policy 

100% refunds will be given to cancellations made prior to the registration deadline for each course

80% refunds will be given to cancellations made after the registration deadline for each course

No refunds will be given after the first day of class

               

*Some courses require prerequisite skills, which will be assessed on the first day of the course.  Failure to complete these skills during the assessment session will result in an automatic disenrollment of the class and an 80% refund given to the student.  The student may choose to enroll in another upcoming course and pay the full course fee.  Students that fail the prerequisite skills assessment or do not show up to the first day of the course cannot transfer their course registration fee to another upcoming course.   

 

**Successful completion of a lifeguarding certification course does not guarantee employment with MCCS. If you are interested in working with MCCS Semper Fit Aquatics, please visit MCCS Jobs to find listings and apply for the region that best fits your location. We are currently accepting applications for all seasonal pools.

Lifeguard
The purpose of the Lifeguarding Full Course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Successful completion of the Lifeguarding Full Course will result in the following certifications: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED; Administering Emergency Oxygen; and Bloodborne Pathogens Training. Students must be 15 years old on or before the last day of the course and must be able to pass the prerequisite skills: 
• Swim 300 meters continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
• Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs keeping your arms crossed and hands under the armpits.
• Starting in the water, swim 20 meters using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 meters back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
• All prerequisites will be completed at the beginning of the course.

Water Safety Instructor
The Water Safety Instructor course trains instructor candidates to teach all of the courses presented in the Swimming and Water Safety program to all age groups; all of the courses listed above, plus Learn-to-Swim Levels 4-6 and Adult Swim. This certification is the gold standard and provides the most comprehensive training for swim instructors.
During the courses you'll learn how to help individuals enjoy their time in the water safely – and in a wide range of ways. Throughout the courses we'll focus on a number of key areas that can help you succeed as aquatics instructor, such as:
• Water safety at public pools, homes, natural bodies of water and more, including the Circle of Drowning Prevention and Chain of Drowning Survival.
• Hydrodynamics, including why some things float, resistance to movement and creating movement in water, swimming efficiency and laws of levers.
• Basic safety, survival and swimming skills to help children gain water competency.
• Helping people with disabilities and other health conditions enjoy the water safely.
• Higher-level swim skills that help prepare people of all ages for any aquatic activity.
• Stroke mechanics for all competitive strokes as well as starts, turns and headfirst entries.
• Water safety certification courses, including Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.
• Fundamentals of diving from a diving board.
• Aquatic fitness and training for people of any age.




MCCS Okinawa 2019 Aquatics Certification Courses

MCCS Okinawa 2020 Aquatics Certification Courses

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