Redmond Senior Center
8703 160th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Primary Phone: (425) 556-2906
Primary Phone: (425) 556-2473
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If you are looking for a place to take CPR/Lifeguard certification - even if it is offered free of charge - you would be wasting your time and energy. The instructors set you up to fail and humiliate you along the line. On the day of the final CPR/Lifeguard test, they pass people who should not be passed for the sake of hiring staff, and fail people who would actually contribute in a positive way to the instructional staff. Judging by the behavior I have seen from most of the Lifeguards I have seen on duty, you are putting your life at risk and your children's life at risk by swimming there. They can not even remember the basic facts of CPR or how to lifeguard properly.
Swim classes - I would not allow the instructors to speak to my children the way these teenage/untrained instructors speak to the children in those classes. I have heard them call the children "boobs" and torture them by forcing them the put their heads in the water when the children are clearly traumatized by the idea. Water is a scary and dangerous medium, and by forcing children who are not ready to put their face in the water, it can leave lasting scars and fears of the water. It is sad to see such young children trusted in the hands of such insensitive and cruel "instructors."