Asked by: Dwight Klemen
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th May, 2020

How do you pass the lifeguard brick test?

Here's what you have to do:
  1. Swim 20 yards (without goggles) and locate the brick submerged 7-10 feet deep in the pool.
  2. Surface dive (from the water) either feet or head first and retrieve the brick.
  3. Swim with the brick back to your starting location holding it throughout the swim.

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Accordingly, can I pass the lifeguard test?

Advice for passing the lifeguard prerequisite swim tests: Take your time on the 300 yard swim without a time limit. Red Cross rules say you can wear goggles for the continuous swim, but not during the ten pound weight retrieval.

Beside above, how long is the lifeguard written test? This written test contains multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, true or false, and choose-from-a-list questions. Write your name in the space provided and mark your answers on the test in the space provided. You have 60 minutes to complete this test.

Likewise, how do you get a brick from the bottom of a pool?

Grab the brick with both hands and push off the bottom of the pool with both feet to get to the surface. Hold the brick with both hands over your stomach/chest area while on your back at the surface. Easiest way to swim with the brick. Do a breaststroke or flutter kick.

How many laps is the lifeguard test?

Swimming requirements vary by certification type, but at a minimum you should be able to swim 300 meters (six full laps on a standard 25-meter pool) without resting while using the “rhythmic breathing” technique.

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