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Tigertail Lake Recreational Center
580 Gulfstream Way
Dania Beach FL 33024​​​

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​​​​Learn to be a lifeguard!

Tigertail Lake Recreational Center is now offering American Red Cross certified Lifeguard, first aid, and CPR courses! If you've ever dreamed of being a lifeguard and being ready to save lives then join us as we teach all the critical life-saving skills - both on land and in the water - that you'll need to be an American R​ed Cross certified Lifeguard. Our experienced staff have several hundred years of combined experience in the industry, and will guide you through such skills as:

  • Water safety
  • Head, neck, and back injuries
  • First Aid
  • Water rescues
  • Choking victims
  • CPR and AED use
  • and much, much more!

Tigertail Lake Recreational Center at Broward College now offers several learning options to fit your busy schedule:


Instructor-Led Basic Lifeguarding


Our full Basic Lifeguarding classes are the complete classroom experience - perfect for learning all the nuances and information and giving you full access to our experienced Lifeguard Instructors.

These courses are full-length, approximately 32 hours, and Tigertail Lake Recreational Center Lifeguard Instructors regularly schedule a variety of classes to accommodate different schedules. All learning takes place in a classroom environment and the skills are practiced at our waterfront facility with certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructors. ​

Once you've completed the full 32 hour course you will be officially certified by the American Red Cross, one of the best-known names in the industry, and ready to save lives! The American Red Cross is the de facto standard in Lifeguard training, and a certification from the American Red Cross means you've had the very best training available.

When you register for the course, you will be able to select the first day of the course. Keep in mind that all courses are approximately 32 hours and will likely be multiple days. Currently, the courses are designed around a Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm schedule unless otherwise noted. Contact us for more information about our next available courses.

Blended e-Learning Basic Lifeguarding

For those lifeguard candidates that have schedules too busy or complicated to commit to the full classroom experience and have the discipline for self-study, the Blended e-Learning Lifeguard Class combines an online content delivery system with in-person skills and technique practice at Tigertail Lake with our Lifeguard Instructors.

Web-based content delivery lets the lifeguard candidate study the information required to become certified at their own pace and schedule, and they only need to come to the in-water sessions to learn and practice the techniques. Web based content is approximately 16 hours of slides and information, and students are expected to complete the web-based content before attending the in-water skill session.
In-water sessions are 20 hours of hands-on learning and are offered on the last weekend of every month (Saturday and Sunday). It is expected that a student commit to both days of the same weekend in order to complete their session, as each day will cover different topics and the speed and intensity of the session will be high. Students must show proof that the online portion has been completed before they will be permitted to attend the in-water skill session.

Successful completion of both the online portion and the 20 hours of in-water skill session is required for certification.
Prerequisites: What To Bring:

​Please practice these skills before coming to class. You will not be allowed to participate in this class unless you pass every one of these prerequisites!

  • Must be at least 15 years of age. 
  • Must be able to swim and show proficiency in the breast-stroke and front crawl (freestyle) stroke. You may only use these strokes to complete the prerequisites.
  • 300-yard swim test (you may use swim goggles during this test).
  • 10lb diving brick retrieval test (timed).
  • 2-minute tread water without hands.
  • There are ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES for Waterfront Lifeguarding. Call for additional information.

Pocket mask and First Aid supplies for the class are provided.  Lifeguard training text books can be purchased at the Red Cross Online Store​ or downloaded for FREE at www.redcross.org (click here to access a list of materials, incliuding the lifeguard manual, in Adobe PDF format).


You should bring a bathing suit, as you will be in the water for a portion of the class. You should also bring a towel, with which you may dry yourself off after a water session. Please consider bringing a change of clothes, a sweatshirt, and perhaps even sweatpants, as the classrooms sometimes feel cool after a lengthy session in the water. There will be time allocated each day for lunch, usually 30 minutes. We recommend that you bring a packed lunch, to prevent delays and maximize class time.


​Learn from the best!  This is the full instructor-led classroom experience with a guided lecture, hands-on skill development, and staff on hand to assist with any questions. Our experienced staff have several hundred years of combined experience in the industry, and will guide you through such skills as:

  • Water safety skills
  • Head, neck, and back injuries
  • First Aid
  • Water rescues
  • Choking victims
  • CPR and AED use
  • and much, much more!

To successfully complete this course you must:

  •  Complete all coursework to the satisfaction of the instructor, and attend every day of training.
  • Pass written and practical examinations for Lifeguarding as well as CPR/First Aid/AED with a minimum grade of 80%.

Once you've completed one of our courses you will be officially certified by the American Red Cross, one of the best-known names in the industry, and ready to save lives! The American Red Cross is the de facto standard in Lifeguard training, and a certification from the American Red Cross means you've had the very best training available. To join one of our amazingly fun and informative classes just be sure you are able to fulfill the prerequisites, fill out this form and drop it off at Tigertail Lake Recreational Center along with a minimum $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot. Of course, you can always choose to pay in full. Tigertail Lake accepts credit cards and checks (no cash, please.)

 

​Upcoming Class Dates (2017):
June 12 - 15: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
July 17 - 20: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
August 14 - 17: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
September 11 - 15: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (CANCELLED / HURRICANE)
October 16 - 19: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 
 
Prerequisites: Cost:

​Please practice these skills before coming to class. You will not be allowed to participate in this class unless you pass every one of these prerequisites!

  • Must be at least 15 years of age. 
  • Must be able to swim and show proficiency in the breast-stroke and front crawl (freestyle) stroke. You may only use these strokes to complete the prerequisites.
  • 300-yard swim test (you may use swim goggles during this test).
  • 10lb diving brick retrieval test (timed).
  • 2-minute tread water without hands.
  • There are ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES for Waterfront Lifeguarding. Call for additional information.

​$250 - General Public
$225 - Staff/Faculty
$175 - Broward College Student

Pocket mask and First Aid supplies for the class are provided.  Lifeguard training text books can be purchased at the Red Cross Online Store​ or downloaded for FREE at www.redcross.org (click here to access a list of materials, incliuding the lifeguard manual, in Adobe PDF format).

What To Bring:
You should bring a bathing suit, as you will be in the water for a portion of the class. You should also bring a towel, with which you may dry yourself off after a water session. Please consider bringing a change of clothes, a sweatshirt, and perhaps even sweatpants, as the classrooms sometimes feel cool after a lengthy session in the water. There will be time allocated each day for lunch, usually 30 minutes. We recommend that you bring a packed lunch, to prevent delays and maximize class time.

 
Upon completion of the program, students will receive American Red Cross certifications in the following areas: 
  • Basic Lifeguarding
  • First Aid
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

This course takes place at Broward College Tigertail Lake Recreational Center:
580 Gulfstream Way, Dania Beach FL 33024​​​

​Blended learning e-classes through American Red Cross give you the opportunity to learn at your own pace and your own schedule.  The majority of the video and lecture content is covered via online e-learning resources, including streaming videos, and all the practical skills are practiced at our facility during a two day in-water skill-session. These skill sessions include a review of the skills, including hands-on training and demonstrations.  Blended courses are offered once a month, with in-water skill sessions taking place on the last Saturday and Sunday of each month. The expectation is that students will attend the in-water skill session on the same month as they have taken the online coursework.  It is strongly recommended that students register for the course at least two weeks before the two-day in-water skill session to allow sufficient time to complete the online coursework.

To successfully complete this course you must: 

  • Complete the online coursework.
  • Complete the two-day in-water skill session to the satisfaction of the instructor.
  • Pass a written and practical examination.

Our experienced staff have several hundred years of combined experience in the industry, and will guide you through such skills as:

  • Water safety
  • Head, neck, and back injuries
  • First Aid
  • Water rescues
  • Choking victims
  • CPR and AED use
  • and much, much more!

Once you've completed one of our courses you will be officially certified by the American Red Cross, one of the best-known names in the industry, and ready to save lives!  The American Red Cross is the defacto standard in Lifeguard training, and a certification from the American Red Cross means you've had the very best training available.

Upcoming Class Dates (2017):
September 30 + Oct 1: ​8:00 am - 6:00 pm (CANCELLED / HURRICANE)
October 28+29: ​8:00 am - 6:00 pm
November 25+26: ​8:00 am - 6:00 pm
December: TBA


​Prerequisites: Cost:

​To join one of our amazingly fun and informative classes just be sure you are able to fulfill the prerequisites, fill out this form and drop it off at Tigertail Lake Recreational Center along with full payment. Tigertail Lake accepts credit cards and checks (no cash, please.)

PLEASE NOTE: The following prerequisites are required to be completed on the very first day in order to participate in our Lifeguard Class. Please practice these skills before coming to class. You will not be allowed to participate in this class unless you pass every one of these prerequisites!

BE PREPARED. The PREREQUISITES for BASIC LIFEGUARDING CLASS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age.
  • Must be able to swim and show proficiency in the breast-stroke and front crawl (freestyle) stroke.
  • 300-yard swim test (you may use swim goggles during this test).
  • 10lb diving brick retrieval test (timed).
  • 2-minute tread water without hands.
  • There are ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITES for Waterfront Lifeguarding. Call for additional information or read below.

​$215 - General Public
$190 - Staff/Faculty
$140 - Broward College Student
There is an additional $35 fee that is charged by Red Cross for the e-learning course.  This is in addition to the fee charged by Tigertail Lake Recreational Center.​

Pocket mask and First Aid supplies for the class are provided.  Lifeguard training text books can be purchased at the Red Cross Online Store​ or downloaded for FREE at www.redcross.org (click here to open a list of materials, including the lifeguard manual,​​ in Adobe PDF format).

What To Bring:

You should bring a bathing suit, as you will be in the water for a portion of the class.  You should also bring a towel, with which you may dry yourself off after a water session.  You might consider bringing a change of clothes and a sweatshirt, perhaps also sweatpants, as the classrooms sometimes get chilly, especially after a session in the water.  There will be time allocated each day for lunch, usually about 30-40 minutes.  We recommend that you bring a packed lunch, to prevent delays and maximize class time.

 

Upon completion of the program, students will receive American Red Cross certifications in the following areas:

  • Lifeguarding (including Waterfront if that module is completed)
  • First Aid
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Class is located at Broward College Tigertail Lake Recreational Center:
580 Gulfstream Way, Dania Beach FL 33024​​

​The Waterfront Lifeguard add-on module will prepare you for the rigors of being a waterfront lifeguard.  Additional lifesaving techniques are taught that are specifically geared towards lifeguarding at open bodies of water.  This course is intended for experienced lifeguards and those prepared for the physical requirements of a more intense lifeguard certification, and all tests (including the prerequisite tests) are more intense, more challenging, and must be passed with confidence.  The result, however, is that the candidate will learn advanced tools and techniques for lifeguarding at lakefront facilities, rivers, open bodies of water, and even beaches.  If you're ready to take your lifeguard certification and career to the next level, this is certainly the next step... and be ready for the challenge!

Upcoming Class Dates:
Additional Classes TBD (Call us at 954-201-4501 for more info)

 

​Prerequisites: Cost:

Waterfront lifeguarding is a rigorous and challenging program, and have more challenging prerequisites than Basic Lifeguarding. Please come by Tigertail Lake Recreational Center to fill out the lifeguard class registration form and leave a minimum $25 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.  Of course, you can always choose to pay in full.  Tigertail Lake Recreational Center accepts credit cards and cheques (no cash, please.)

PLEASE NOTE: The following prerequisites are required to be completed on the very first day in order to participate in our Waterfront Lifeguard Class.  Please practice these skills before coming to class. You will not be allowed to participate in this class unless you pass every one of these prerequisites!

BE PREPARED. The PREREQUISITES for WATERFRONT LIFEGUARDING ARE:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age.
  • Must have completed American Red Cross Basic Lifeguarding
  • Must be able to swim and show proficiency in the breast-stroke and front crawl (freestyle) stroke.
  • 550-yard swim test (you may use swim goggles during this test).
  • 10lb diving brick retrieval test (timed).
  • 2-minute tread water without hands.
  • Diving ring retrieval test.

​$100 - Waterfront Lifeguarding Add-on Module

What To Bring:

You should bring a bathing suit, as you will be in the water for a portion of the class.  You should also bring a towel, with which you may dry yourself off after a water session.  You might consider bringing a change of clothes and a sweatshirt, perhaps also sweatpants, as the classrooms sometimes get chilly, especially after a session in the water.  There will be time allocated each day for lunch, usually about 30-40 minutes.  We recommend that you bring a packed lunch, to prevent delays and maximize class time.  In addition, you must bring a diving mask (not swim goggles!) and fins.

 

Upon completion of the program, students will receive American Red Cross certifications in the following areas:
  • Waterfront Lifeguarding

Class is located at Broward College Tigertail Lake Recreational Center: 
580 Gulfstream Way, Dania Beach FL 33024

​Additional Aquatic Safety Courses:


Waterfront Lifeguarding:

The Waterfront Lifeguard add-on module will prepare you for the rigors of being a waterfront lifeguard.  Additional lifesaving techniques are taught that are specifically geared towards lifeguarding at open bodies of water.  This course is intended for experienced lifeguards and those prepared for the physical requirements of a more intense lifeguard certification, and all tests (including the prerequisite tests) are more intense, more challenging, and must be passed with confidence.  The result, however, is that the candidate will learn advanced tools and techniques for lifeguarding at lakefront facilities, rivers, open bodies of water, and even beaches.  If you're ready to take your lifeguard certification and career to the next level, this is certainly the next step... and be ready for the challenge! Waterfront Lifeguarding is offered on an as-needed basis; to find out when the next class is offered contact us today.

Basic Lifeguarding Recertification Course:

Already an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard? Looking to recertify with a minimum of fuss? No problem: we offer periodic "Recertification" courses that are only open to those candidates that have a current American Red Cross certification. Contact us for more information about this option.

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