Certifications 2018-12-18T13:49:44+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)

Dates

Session 1: January 12, 19, 26 | February 2, 9, 16

Days/Times: Saturdays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Session 2: March 30 | April 6, 13, 27 | May 4, 11  (No class 4/20 … Easter)

Days/Times: Saturdays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 Options (3hrs) upon request
  • Please contact Mike at: Aquatics@altoonacampus.com for all questions regarding certifications.

Dates

December: 8, 9, 10     |    Members AND Non-members: $180.00

Saturday and Sunday: 9am-Noon and 1pm-4pm; Monday: 5pm-8pm

December: 22, 23, 29     |     Members AND Non-members: $180.00

Saturday and Sunday: 9am-Noon and 1pm-4pm; Saturday: 9am-Noon

March: 8, 9, 10     |     Members AND Non-members: $180.00

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

March: 15, 16, 17     |     Members AND Non-members: $180.00

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

April: 26, 27, 28     |     Members AND Non-members: $180.00

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

May: 3, 4, 5     |     Members AND Non-members: $180.00

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

May: 10, 11, 12     |     Members AND Non-members: $180.00

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

May: 17, 18, 19     |     Members AND Non-members: $180.00

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.