CERTIFICATION COURSES
Certification Courses

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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 RedCross.org.

        

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.

MCCS Okinawa 2021 Aquatics Certification Courses
If a class is not listed it is either not for sale yet or it has sold out.
REFUND POLICY
100% refunds will be given to cancellations made prior to the registration deadline for each course (on or before 4/5/21 at 11:30 p.m.)
80% refunds will be given to cancellations made after the registration deadline for each course (on or after 04/05/21 after 11:30 p.m.)
No refunds will be given after the first day of class (on or after 4/19/21)
*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.
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Masks must be worn unless in the water.
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In consideration for receiving permission to participate in this event, I shall indemnify, waive, release, and forever discharge the U.S. Government, the U.S. Marine Corps, the Marine Corps Community Service (MCCS), and all sponsors, medical support and any other individuals or entities connected in any way with this event from any and all claims for damages, death, personal injury or property damage and/or litigation costs/attorneys’ fees, arising from or contributing to, in whole or in part, by any act, omission, fault or mistake of the above-named persons or entities and their employees or agents, resulting from my participation in this event. I verify that I have full knowledge of the rigors of this event and the risks involved in participation, including but not limited to trip and fall, loss of orientation, exhaustion, dehydration, hyponatremia, fatigue, over-exertion, sun or heat stroke, illness, cold injuries, hypothermia, drowning (if water event), and any other injuries related to running and/or endurance events. I assert that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained to complete this event. I realize medical support for this event will consist primarily of first-aid type assistance, perhaps by volunteer laypersons. This waiver and release shall be binding on my heirs and assigns and shall run in favor of the above-named persons or entities and any individuals in any way connected with this event. By registering for this event, you understand and expressly acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In attending the event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and waive, release, and discharge MCCS or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers from any and all liability under any theory, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any illness or injury. I further agree to have my participation in this event videotaped and photographed, and I hereby waive and release all rights to said videotapes and photographs to MCCS for its exclusive use in publicity for and/or illustration of athletic events. I agree to abide by all decisions of MCCS and its designated officials. I have read and understand the contents of this Liability & Publicity Release.

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