Interested in a great summer job or a challenging career as a professional Lifeguard?
Through online videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you will learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional Lifeguard.
Prerequisites: Must be 15 years old at the end of the class
1) Be able to swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. Swim goggles may be used.
2) Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
3) Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
a) Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are NOT allowed.
b) Surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10 pound object.
c) Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point, with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
The above skill test will be administered as the first thing in the course. Please be prepared.
This is a BLENDED learning course. You must first complete the online work HERE: http://redcrosslearning.com/course/73031950-15c1-11e7-b4e0-51657ecd06af prior to the start of class.
The practical portion of the class runs over the course of three days:
Friday October 2nd 5pm - 9pm
Saturday and Sunday October 3 &4 9am to 5pm
Please bring lunch / snacks. Women must wear 1 piece swim suits, men must wear board shorts. Several towels and a change of clothes are strongly recommended. Books can be downloaded here: Red Cross Lifeguarding Book
Job Placement assistance is available for successful students!
Refunds available up until 1 week prior to course start less a $50 processing fee.
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