Certifications 2019-04-05T10:00:24+00:00

Altoona Campus Certification Programs

Includes First Aid and CPR/AED for Lifeguards. This will enable you to work at most pools. (15hrs)

Pre-course Requirements:

  1. Must be 15 years of age by the last day of the course.
  2. Must swim 300 yds (12 lengths) continuously. (Swimming on the back or side is not allowed)
  3. Must tread water for 2 mins using legs only, with hands tucked under the arms.
  4. Must complete this timed event:

In-water start: Swim 20 yds Breaststroke or Crawl Stroke – Surface dive in 7-10 ft of water to retrieve a 10 lb object – Return to starting point swimming on back, with both hands holding object – Exit water without using steps. Must be completed within 1m 40s. (Goggles are not allowed)

  1. Must attend every class and successfully pass all necessary written and practical tests.

Complete the add-on “Waterfront” module (3 hrs) at no extra cost. Includes additional skills and equipment training necessary for open water situations. This will enable you to work at Summer Camps, Rivers, lakes, multi-sport events, etc. Pre-course Requirements:

  1. Must be 15 years of age by the last day of the course.
  2. Must swim 550 yds (22 lengths) continuously. (Swimming on the back or side is not allowed)
  3. Must tread water for 2 mins using legs only, with hands tucked under the arms.
  4. Must complete this timed event:

In-water start: Swim 20 yds Breaststroke or Crawl Stroke – Surface dive in 7 – 10 ft of water to retrieve a 10 lb object – Return to starting point swimming on back, with both hands holding object – Exit water without using steps. Must be completed within 1m 40s. (Goggles are not allowed)

  1. Must swim 5 yds then submerge and retrieve 3 dive rings placed 5 yds apart, in 4-7 ft of water. Resurface, and swim 5 yds to the end of the pool. Total distance of 20 yds underwater. (Goggles are not allowed)
  1. Must attend every class, and successfully pass all necessary written and practical tests.

S.C.U.B.A.  Diving Certification!

Take the steps necessary to become a certified diver and discover a whole new underwater world.  (Mask, fins and snorkel are required).

Cost: $375.00 (includes text book)

Session 1: 6 weeks  |  Saturdays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

July 13th – August 17

Session 2: 7 weeks  |  Wednesdays: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

July 10th – August 21st (Classes on July 17th and July 24th will be held at STC Dive Center)

To Register: E-mail stcdivecenter@yahoo.com or phone (515) 777-2751

(Tell them you want to register for the course being offered at the Altoona Campus)

For more information, contact Steve Kitchen.

STC Dive Center, 9289 Swanson Blvd, Suite A. Clive, Ia. 50325

     Website: www.stcdivecenter.com

Life Guarding Classes

Taught by Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Instructors

Before registering for ANY lessons, please be VERY CLEAR of the following conditions:

  • Our policy: We do not offer refunds or credit AFTER a course has begun.
  • Payment is required by the first day of the course.
  • MAXIMUM of 6 participants per Course.
  • Add-in “Waterfront” options (3hrs) upon request
  • Cost is $180 for the course
  • Please contact Mike at: Aquatics@altoonacampus.com for all questions regarding certifications.

Dates

May 31st, June 4th, 5th

Friday: 5pm-8pm  |  Saturday and Sunday: 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm

June: 7th, 8th, 9th

Friday: 5pm-8pm  |  Saturday and Sunday: 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm

August: 16th, 17th, 18th

Friday: 5pm-8pm  |  Saturday and Sunday: 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm

August: 30th, 31st, September 1st

Friday: 5pm-8pm  |  Saturday and Sunday: 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm

To Register: E-mail Aquatics@altoonacampus.com or call 515.967.0788 Ext. 227.