The Aquatics programs provide a full spectrum of recreational and instructional activities in a safe, healthy, fun environment which aids in the development of life skills and builds resiliency in our service members. Drowning prevention is a key theme for Aquatics with a focus on prevention awareness.
We are now accepting applications for lifeguards for the summer season. Join our team and keep our pools safe for service members and their families. Apply online at https://careers.usmc-mccs.org. If hired and not certified, enrollment in a certification course (at no charge to the employee) is part of the training process after on-boarding.
- Rec Attendant (minimum age of 14)
- Swim Instructor/Lifeguard (minimum age of 16)
- Lifeguard (minimum age of 15)
- Lead Lifeguard (minimum age of 16 and 1 year experience in aquatics)
- Lifeguard Supervisor (minimum age of 18 and 1 year experience in aquatics)
The interview for Lifeguard will include a 300-meter swim, 2 minute tread and a timed brick extrication.
The interview for the Swim Instructor, Lead and Supervisor will include the same test, plus an evaluation of the 6 recognized swim strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, side stroke and elementary backstroke).
Lifeguarding Full Course - $150
The purpose of the Lifeguarding Full Course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Successful completion of the Lifeguarding Full Course will result in the following certifications: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED; Administering Emergency Oxygen; and Bloodborne Pathogens Training. Students must be 15 years old on or before the last day of the course and must be able to pass the prerequisite skills:
• Swim 300 meters continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
• Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs keeping your arms crossed and hands under the armpits.
• Starting in the water, swim 20 meters using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 meters back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
• All prerequisites will be completed at the beginning of the course.
Lifeguarding Review Course - $75
The purpose of the Lifeguarding Review Course is to review the knowledge and skills presented in the Lifeguarding Full Course. A current certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required for participation in the Lifeguarding Review Course. Successful completion of the Lifeguarding Review Course will result in the following certifications: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED; Administering Emergency Oxygen; and Bloodborne Pathogens Training.
Lifeguarding Instructor Course - $150
Water Safety Instructor Course - $150
The purpose of the Water Safety Instructor Course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program. Successful completion of the Water Safety Instructor Course will result in the following certifications: Water Safety Instructor. Candidates must be 16 years old on or before the last day of the course and must be able to pass the prerequisite skills:
- Swim 25 meters of each of the following strokes: front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke; swim 15 meters of butterfly stroke.
- Maintain position on back in deep water for one minute (floating or sculling).
- Tread water for one minute.
- All prerequisites will be completed at the beginning of the course.
Administering Emergency Oxygen Course - $50
Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Course - $300
Bloodborne Pathogens Training
100% refunds will be given to cancellations made prior to the registration deadline for each course
80% refunds will be given to cancellations made after the registration deadline for each course
No refunds will be given after the first day of class
*Some courses require prerequisite skills, which will be assessed on the first day of the course. Failure to complete these skills during the assessment session will result in an automatic disenrollment of the class and an 80% refund given to the student. The student may choose to enroll in another upcoming course and pay the full course fee. Students that fail the prerequisite skills assessment or do not show up to the first day of the course cannot transfer their course registration fee to another upcoming course.
**Successful completion of a lifeguarding certification course does not guarantee employment with MCCS. If you are interested in working with MCCS Semper Fit Aquatics, please visit MCCS Jobs to find listings and apply for the region that best fits your location. We are currently accepting applications for all seasonal pools.
Aquatics Program Office
Camp Foster, Okinawa
OCONUS Base Phone: 81-98-970-3180
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