Staff Policies

Certification Policy

In order to obtain Red Cross certifications and recertifications, Cooksey’s Lifeguard and Swim Academy requires a down payment of $40 from ALL staff. This down payment must be made before your first check is paid out. If down payment for the certification is not received prior to your first check, $40 will be removed from your first paycheck to cover the down payment. 


Outright, our lifeguard training is $350. If you take the training in order to work for us, we pay for the rest of the training. Therefore, we obtain the right to hold your certification until 300 lifeguard hours are met. Once 300 hours are met AND you are in good standing with Cooksey’s Lifeguard, we will release your certifications to you upon request. Good standing requires that you perform all job duties successfully, are punctual, and show up to all scheduled shifts. 


If you would like your certifications prior to working 300 hours, we will prorate the amount owed. Once this amount is paid, we will release your certifications to you. If you do not want to work for us, or decide it is not the right fit, you can still purchase your certifications outright for $350. 

Certification Policy

I  understand that Cooksey’s Lifeguard and Swim Academy training is a two-weekend (five day) training. I understand that in order to receive my certifications I must be present for all five days (from start to finish). I also must pass all of the written and practical tests before receiving my certifications. I understand that Cooksey’s Lifeguard and Swim Academy is only picking the top students to be a part of the lifeguard team and does not promise me employment after successful completion of the academy. I also understand that the money I have paid to Cooksey’s Lifeguard and Swim Academy is NOT refundable under any circumstances, whether I pass all of the tests and receive my certifications or not. 


I understand that I must eat healthy, drink plenty of water, and wear sunscreen and a shirt when I can to remain healthy. I understand that any intake of drugs or alcohol can have health implications and that in the event it disrupts my training Cooksey Lifeguard and Swim Academy is not at fault. 


I hereby discharge, release, waive and covenant not to sue Cooksey’s Lifeguard and Swim Academy or any of their affiliates, employees, or agents from liability of any and all claims including negligence of Cooksey’s Lifeguard and Swim Academy or any of its employees, resulting in personal injury, accidents, or illness (including death) and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in Cooksey’s Lifeguard and Swim Academy Training. 


By signing below, you agree to all statements listed above and assume full responsibility for yourself or your dependent.