Jungle Jim's - River Safari Water Park
36944 Country Club Rd.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
We are taking reservations for groups and parties.
or call 302-227-8444 ext 29
Fax: 302-227-8217 or 302-227-3661
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Life guarding is a serious and rewarding job. Jungle Jim's lifeguards are Ellis & Associates certified. Ellis & Associates are the leader in water park safety. All Jungle Jim's lifeguards are trained and certified in water rescue, First aid, CPR, and AED.
Jungle Jim's will be offering three types of lifeguard certification classes through Ellis and Associates. New applicants are required to take a three day lifeguarding course which is taught on site at Jungle Jim's. All new lifeguards must attend class every day for the class that they choose, so choose early to ensure there will be no schedule conflictions!
Ellis has begun a new program this year for renewal lifeguards, which gives the option of taking a challenge course to prove rescue ready skills in lieu of taking the entire course. Renewal guards who choose the challenge course must be able to perform all CPR. AED, First Aid, Rescue Breathing, Spinal management, Unconscious Guest Extrication, pass the written exam with a score of 80% or greater, and pass the rescue test out the first time with no mistakes to earn their license, so study before you come! Returning guards that pass the challenge course will not be required to take the renewal class. If this is something you would like to do, please contact us ahead of time in order to discuss times for this option.
Renewal students who do not pass the challenge course, or who do not feel comfortable taking it, will be required to attend the second and third day of any of the below classes. Please specify when contacting us which class you would like to attend to earn renwal certification for this option.
Cost of the lifeguard class is $125 for initial certification or $105 for re-certification (cost inclues hip pack with rescue masks). The classroom book is $35 and must be purchased if you do not already own a copy. The lifeguard course is a 3-day class for those who were not certified last year. Class dates and times are as follows: PAYMENT IS DUE BY THE FIRST CLASS!
***Please pay close attention to the class that you have signed up for.
Class One:* 8 seats left
Class Two: 3 seats left
April 18 (Fri): (6-9 p.m.)
April 19 (Sat.): (11 a.m.-8 p.m. pool 4-8 p.m.
Renewal class for guards that have worked at least 2 summers at Jungle Jim's.
Class Three: * 14 seats left
Class Four: * 20 Seats left
Class Five: 25 Seats left
Class Six: 25 Seats left
*Students in these classes are required to attend a two hour in-service at Jungle Jim's on a later date.
You must be able to attend all three dates in the group. The first evening of class will be classroom type material. The following two days will be split into pool time and classroom time. Bring a swimsuit, towel and possibly a change of clothes, as well as a packed lunch or money to purchase lunch. At this time of year, our facility does not serve food, so students who want to buy lunch must be able to drive themselves in order to get it. In order to successfully complete the class, hands-on knowledge of first aid, CPR, AED and water rescue must be demonstrated. A written test must also be passed. *All new lifeguards taking one of the first four classes must complete a two hour on site in-service training before being licensed. During these classes, our pools have not yet been filled, so we go to the Rehoboth YMCA for water training. In order to become more familiar with the facility and compete all 22 hours of required training time, new lifeguards must attend this in-service or they will not be allowed to work. However, remember that if you choose to wait to take the course until June, you will not be able to work until after those dates! Cash or a check (made payable to Jungle Jim's) is due on the first day of class.
General Certification Information
The prerequisites for shallow water life guarding are:
Ellis and Associates is the only type of certification we accept at our facility. Those who already have current Ellis certification may work in our water park upon in-service training. For more information about Ellis and Associates, visit their website at www.jellis.com.
Please contact us as soon as possible to sign up for the lifeguard course that best fits your schedule. The sooner the course is completed the better, as we will be opening the water park Memorial Day weekend.