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Out of an abundance of caution to prevent the community spread of COVID-19 on Okinawa, MCCS Aquatics' Certification Courses are cancelled until further notice.
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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
• 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).
Please visit the "Upcoming Courses" tab for details. If you do not see a particular
course on the "Upcoming Courses" tab, we do not currently have a
course on the schedule. Please keep checking back as courses are
continuously added to the schedule.
Upon successful completion of the appropriate certification courses, you may
apply for a job online at www.mccsokinawa.com/jobs.**
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 2020 Aquatics Certification CoursesIf a class is not listed it is either not for sale yet or it has sold out.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.
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