2023 Aquatic Training at the
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua

This year, The Aquatic Connection will host American Red Cross Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor Courses at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua in Nashua, New Hampshire!

Training Location Address:
One Positive Place
Nashua, NH 0306


American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Courses

Blended-Learning Lifeguard Training Courses Offered:

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course prepares candidates to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies in their specific aquatic environment. This course is open to all candidates looking to obtain their Lifeguarding Certification for:

  • Swimming Pools
  • Waterfronts (Includes bays, lakes, ponds, beaches, and swimming pools 20 ft. deep or less)
  • Youth Camps (Includes waterfronts and swimming pools 20ft. deep or less)
  • Lifeguard Recertification

Prerequisites for Lifeguard Training:

  • Be at least 15 years old by the last day of the course.
  • Pass and complete the Online Blended-Learning Training, which will be sent out approximately two weeks before the training.
  • Pass the specific Pre-Skills Assessment outlined below:

Pre-Skills Assessment for Swimming Pools (max depth 12 ft.) and Waterparks:

  • Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing using front crawl and/or breaststroke (goggles allowed).
  • Tread water for two minutes, using only your legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds:
    • Start in the water and swim 20 yards with no goggles.
    • Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to starting position with both hands on the object and keeping the face at or near the surface.
    • Exit water without using a ladder or steps.

Pre-Skills Assessment for Deep Pools (max depth 20 ft.), Waterfronts (bays, lakes, ponds, and beaches)​, and Youth Camps:

  • Swim 550 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing using front crawl and/or breaststroke (goggles allowed)
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface and continue to swim another 5 yards to complete the skill sequence.
  • Tread water for two minutes, using only legs
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:
    • ​Start in the water, and swim 20 yards with no goggles.
    • Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to starting position with both hands on the object and keeping the face at or near the surface.
    • Exit water without using a ladder or steps.

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Training Courses

Blended-Learning Water Safety Instructor Training Courses Offered:

The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course prepares instructor candidates to plan, prepare, and teach Red Cross Learn-To-Swim and Water Safety programs. The course focuses on the following:

  • Teaching water safety concepts and swimming progressions
  • Lesson planning and management strategies 
  • Best-practice teaching methods for all swimmers
  • Techniques for building relationships with families

Prerequisites for Water Safety Instructor Training:

All instructor candidates must meet the following prerequisite to participate in training:

  • Be at least 16 years old by the last day of the course.
  • Pass the specific Pre-Skills Assessment outlined below:
    1. Swim 25 yards (1 pool lap) of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke
    2. Swim 15 yards of butterfly
    3. Float on back for one minute
    4. Tread water for one minute
  • Pass and complete the Online Blended-Learning Training, which will be sent out approximately two weeks before the training.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING…

“I took the Water Safety Instructor Course with The Aquatic Connection, formally Teach America To Swim. The course was the perfect balance between pool and classroom learning. I loved that the instructor guided us through the swimming progressions for each stroke. Sabrina’s feedback was specific and immediately help me improve my bad swimming habits. She was also a great resource to help me plan the structure of my learn-to-swim program at camp this summer.”

Sarah F.
Nashua, New Hampshire

“This class left me feeling so confident about being a lifeguard. I was provided with so many examples of what could happen at a pool facility, how to deal with them, and a ton of practice time with each scenario. I would recommend this course to anyone trying to be a lifeguard.”

Amanda A.
Lifeguard in Merrimack, New Hampshire

2023 Training Registration

Lifeguard Training Registration:

Lifeguard Training consists of online and in-person training. To participate in your in-person lifeguarding training session, it is required that you complete your online training before our in-person training dates listed below. You will receive an email from your instructor with more information about your course as we get closer to training.

In-Person Training Dates:

Saturday, February 11, 2023, AND Sunday, February 12, 2023
Saturday, April 15, 2023, AND Sunday, April 16, 2023

Water Safety Instructor Registration:

WSI Training consists of online and in-person training. To participate in the training dates below, it is required that you complete your online training before any virtual and in-person training dates. You will receive an email from your instructor with more information about your course as we get closer to training.

Virtual Training Dates:

Thursday, March 2, 2023
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

In-Person Training Dates:

Saturday, March 10, 2023, AND Sunday, March 11, 2023

Register Here

To register for training, please click the “Enroll” button next to your desired course.

February Courses: Saturday, February 11, 2023, AND Sunday, February 12, 2023
March Courses: Saturday, March 11, 2023, AND Sunday, March 12, 2023
April Courses: Saturday, April 15, 2023, AND Sunday, April 16, 2023