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This class is being held in Oak Ridge, TN on May 26-28, 2019.

This class is limited to 25 students.

See the CLASS INFO section below for more information about this class.

May 26-28, 2019 Surface Rescue Swimmer Class

  • This is a surface rescue swimmer operations course

    May 26-28, 2019 in Oak Ridge, TN


    ***This training is physically and mentally demanding***

    A mandatory swim test will be given on the first day of class. All students must successfully complete the test to continue.

    The swim test consists of:

    • 25 yard underwater swim - Candidates will enter the deep end of the pool feet first and swim 25 yards under water 
      without using fins, mask or snorkel.

    • 250 yard swim - Candidate will swim non-stop using any stroke. Candidates may push or kick off the sides during turns, but may not stop during the test (i.e. stand on the bottom of the pool, hold onto the sides, float or tread water). 

    • Tread water 15 minutesCandidates must keep their head above water for 15 minutes. They may use their legs, arms or both to stay afloat.

    • If a candidate fails the swim test they will not be allowed to continue Rescue Swimmer training.

    • They will be allowed to continue training to become a certified Rescue Swimmer Tender. 

    • The Rescue Swimmer Tender students will train with the Rescue Swimmer class.

    • No refund will be given to a candidate that fails the swim test. 

    • You must be physically and mentally prepared for this class!

  • If a refund is given for a credit card purchase, the buyer will be charged $20.00 to cover the credit card fees paid by TRT, LLC. The buyer will be refunded a total of $280.00.


    No refund will be given if a student is unable to complete the training for the following reasons:

    • inability/unwillingness to complete the required swimming pre-test
    • inability/unwillingness to perform any required skill(s) taught in class
    • inability/unwillingness to adhere to safety rules presented by instructors


    If a student is unable to complete the course for any reason not listed above, that student may be invited back to a future class. The final decision to invite the student back will be made by the course instructors and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.


    If a student is unable to pass the required swim test they may continue training, but will only receive training and certification as a Rescue Swimmer Tender if they successfully pass.