Certification Courses

COBA host a various certification courses throughout year. COBA offers the following:

Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)
Lifeguard Instructor
Lifeguard Training
CPR for the Professional Rescuer
First Aid
AED
Lifeguard and CPR Review
CPR Challenges - There are no more Lifeguard Challenges


All Courses are American Red Cross Training Courses taught by certified American Red Cross Instructors.
 
Register for a Course
To register for a course you must visit and sign-up in person. If you live far away, please call the MAC about completing the registration process.

Maynard Aquatics Center
1402 Overbrook Road
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 222-5043


At this time only cash and checks are accepted. We are not equipped to accept credit/debit cards. Unfortunately, there is not an ATM on-site.

Certification Courses

Aquatic Facility Operator Course (AFO)


Dates: No current classes being offered at this time
Price: $280.00 
 

Lifeguard Training


Dates: Listed Below, each grouping of dates is one class that requires multiple days of attendance
Price: $100 Non-refundable down-payment (Guarantees one of the limited seats in the class) plus $100 on the first day of class.
Prerequisites:
  - Candidates must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  - Swimming test (includes 300 yard swim of either Freestyle or Breaststroke, timed objective-retrieval swim and 2 minutes treading water)
-> This is performed first thing on day one of the course

Please Note The Following Before Signing Up:

  •  The swim test is performed on the first day of class. If a participant cannot complete the 3 required pre-tests, the participant will not be allowed to continue. The participant may transfer the down-payment to another class if so desired, but will not receive a refund of the $100 down-payment. Because of limiting seats, this is to ensure that only those that can swim and are able to pass the skills required to be a certified lifeguard are the ones reserving seats in the class.
  • ** Must attend all days and times to complete course.
  • ** All tests must be completed to receive the certifications
    • A score of 80% is required on all tests and scenarios
    • There are 2 written tests
    • There are 3 final scenarios that include elements from Lifeguarding, CPR, AED, and First Aid
  • Meet at the MAC for all classes.
  • We must have at least 3 participants to hold the class


May Session:

Day 1: Thu May 19, 6pm - 9pm
Day 2: Fri May 20, 5pm - 9pm
Day 3: Sat May 21, 10am - 6pm
Day 4: Sun May 22, 10am - 6pm


June Session:



​Day 1: Fri June 10, 5pm - 9pm
Day 2: Sat June 11, 10am - 5pm
Day 3: Sun June 12, 12pm - 5pm
Day 4: Sat June 18, 10am - 5pm
Day 5: Sun June 19, 12pm - 5pm


LIFEGUARD REVIEW COURSE 


Dates: Listed Below, each grouping of dates is one class that requires multiple days of attendance
Price: $75 Non-refundable down-payment (guarantees one of the limited seats in the class) plus $50 on the first day of class.
Prerequisites:
 - Candidates must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
 - Swimming test (includes 300 yard swim of either Freestyle or Breaststroke, timed objective-retrieval swim and 2 minutes treading water)
 - Must hold previous Lifeguard certification. 

If a participant has a lifeguard certification that is current, the participant may take a Review Course to renew his / her certifications. The Review Course is a condensed version of the Lifeguard Training Course. It is intended to review over the skills needed to be “test ready” and then to test the participants for re-certification. The Lifeguard Review course prepares and tests the participant on Lifeguarding, CPR, AED, and First Aid.

MAY SESSION:



Day 1: Mon May 16, 5pm - 9pm
Day 2: Thu May 19, 5pm - 9pm
Day 3: Mon May 23, 5pm - 9pm
Day 4: Tue May 24, 5pm - 9pm


JUNE SESSION:



​Day 1: Mon June 13, 9am - 5pm
Day 2: Thu June 16, 9am - 5pm


** Must attend all days and times to complete course.
** Meet at the MAC for all classes.
** Must have at least 3 participants to hold the class.




Lifeguard Instructor Course (LGI)



Dates:
 June Session Found Below
Price: $100 Non-refundable down-payment (guarantees one of the limited seats in the class) plus $75 on the first day of class.
Prerequisites:
 - Must have a current certification in Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid and AED
 - Be 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course
 - Successfully complete the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor Course
 - Successfully complete the Pre-course Session
 - Obtain course material before starting the first classroom session of the instructor course

* Materials and Online Log-in information will be provided upon registering

** Must attend all days and times to complete course.
** Meet at the MAC for all classes.
** Must have at least 3 participants to hold the class.

June Session:



Day 1: June 14 9am - 12pm - Pre-Requisite Testing Day (Pre-Req Swims, 2 Lifeguard Written Tests and 3 Skills Scenarios)
Day 2: June 15 9am - 12pm
Day 3: June 16 9am - 12pm
Day 4: June 20 9am - 12pm
Day 5: June 21 9am - 12pm
 


CPR for the Professional Rescuer - Includes AED
Dates: No current classes schedule at this time
Pricing: $75 Non-refundable deposit (guarantees one of the limited seats in the class)
Prerequisites:

CPR for the Professional Rescuer prepares and tests the participant for CPR and AED.