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LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASSES

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  • Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of class to register.   Be sure and choose a class that meets the age requirement.
  • Bring proof of age to the first day of class. Documents accepted include: Driver’s License/Driver’s Permit (with birth date) or State ID, Passport, Birth Certificate, School Transcript (with birth date).
  • Class confirmation is secured by paying by credit card at the time of registration. We accept VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER. Please talk to your parents before you start the registration process.
  • Students are required to attend every class date listed for the session registered.
  • Students must arrive 10 minutes early before each scheduled class.
  • Non-GHPMI employees may register but will pay an additional fee.  Please choose the class marked NON EMPLOYEE for registration.
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    American Red Cross Prerequisites

    These are generally performed during the first few hours of class.

    • Students bring proof of age (15 years of age by the last day of class).
    • Swim 300 yards continuously (non-stop)using either breast stroke or front crawl. Swimming must have coordinated arm and leg motion with rhythmic breathing (face in the water and turning head for a breath). Arms should come out of the water during the front crawl.
    • Tread water in the deep end of the pool for 2 minutes using only the legs.
    • Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards face up (on your back)back to the starting point holding the object with two hands in under 1 minute and 40 seconds. Time stops when the brick is put on the deck and participant exits the water onto the deck without using a ladder/stairs.

    LUNCHES AND BREAKS:

    • PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING LUNCH/SNACKS AND DRINKS EACH DAY. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO LEAVE THE CLASS TO PURCHASE LUNCH.
    • Breaks: There will be small 5 to 10 minute breaks throughout the class.

    ITEMS PROVIDED BY GHPMI:

    • American Red Cross 2012 Lifeguard Training Book
    • CPR Resuscitation Mask
    • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training with First Aid CPR/AED and Bloodborne Pathogen (upon successful completion of class) certificate.  A  email with a link for your certificate with come from the American Red Cross about three weeks from the completion of the class.

    ITEMS NEEDED FOR CLASSES:

    • One piece swimsuit, several towels, goggles (for the 300) and swim cap if needed, extra change of clothing-including sweatshirt/pants (the rooms can be cool), pen or pencil, and notebook for notes, food and drinks for the day.

    REGISTRATION STEPS:    Visit our website and go to the online registration link, choose a class and pay by credit card.  We accept Visa, Master card and Discover.  TO PAY BY CHECK OR DO A PAYMENT PLAN PLEASE EMAIL training@greaterhoustonpool.com TO RECEIVE THE FORMS.

    FEES:  If you have applied or have been hired to work with GHPMI for the 2016 season, you can pay the employee fee.

    GHPM EMPLOYEES:  Click on link below. If you have never purchased something from us, follow directions on home page to create an account. If you set up your account last year-use your log in and password from last year.

    To complete the registration process, you must enter credit card (visa, master card or discover) information and you will be emailed a registration receipt and confirmation letter. There is a $2.00 convenience fee on all credit card transactions.

    Credit card payment will ensure your spot in the class, but if you want to pay by check or payment plan (GHPM EMPLOYEES ONLY), please email training@greaterhoustonpool.com.

    To pay by check:  Do not continue the registration process through the website. Use the email above to request a registration form. We will email a registration form designed for check payments. You can also stop by the Cypress office to register and pay (check, money order, cash) for any class.

    NON-GHPM EMPLOYEES*:  Click on link below. Follow directions on website to create an account. To complete the registration process,  you must enter credit card (visa, master card or discover) information and you will be emailed a registration receipt and confirmation letter.   There is a $2.00 convenience fee on all credit card transactions.  This will be automatically calculated during your check out process.

    *If a non-employee pays the employee rate they will not be issued their certificate until the non-employee rate is paid in full.

    CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: Cancellations with a refund request, made in writing (email) at least one (1) week before the first day of class will receive a refund less 25% administrative fee. All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to training@greaterhoustonpool.com

    Participants who are not able to pass the prerequisites of a class and then request a refund will be refunded only 75% of the original amount paid; an administrative fee of 25% will be deducted from the refund. These students can practice and return to another class at no charge.

    Credit card payments will be credited back to the same card. Credit card refunds will take approximately two (2) weeks to process. Cash, money order and check payments will be refunded by check, and will take approximately four (4) weeks to process.  No cash refunds will be issued.

    Refunds will not be given if the class starts and you do not show up.

    There will be no refund for any other circumstance. This includes not passing the final written test, skill scenarios or being asked to leave the class due to distracting behavior.

    TRANSFER TO ANOTHER CLASS: To transfer (72 hours prior to the original scheduled class) to another class date the request must be in writing, email training@greaterhoustonpool.com.  Transfer requests may not always be granted depending on the size of the classes. Classes fill on a first come first serve basis.

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