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This program is focused on teaching participants the key aspects to preventing injuries and ensuring safety in and around the water. This course will guide participants through activities to learn skills that could prepare them for a full Lifeguarding Course.
The American Red Cross Lifeguarding program is your first step in becoming a lifeguard! Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn patron rescue and surveillance skills, first aid and CPR/AED. (possible link to ARC Instructor’s corner Fact Sheet)
Prerequisites*: Must be at least 15 years old AND be able to demonstrate the following:
• Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breaststroke
• 2-minutes of treading water with legs only and no support
• Swim 25 yards, surface dive in at least 9 feet of water, retrieve a 10lb brick, and return to the starting position with brick and both hands out of the water in under 100 seconds.
If Successful Participants Will Earn:
American Red Cross 2 year CPR/AED certification and 2 year Lifeguarding and First Aid certification.
Course Cost : $150
* Those who do not pass the pre-requisites will not be granted a refund
Class Dates & Times
March 8 & 9 | 8:00am-6:00pm
April 13 & 14 | 8:00am-6:00pm
Please note that this is a blended learning course. A portion of the course is taken online prior to the in facility portion. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address when registering. Any questions, please email Aquatics Information Request. It is strongly recommended that participants print their course manual online prior to completed the online portion of the course.This can be found at www.redcross.org
Participants learn how to perform CPR and manage breathing and cardiac emergencies. Participants learn how to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies. Participants learn first aid skills to treat a variety of injuries such as burns, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold related emergencies. Participants also learn to manage sudden illness, stroke, seizures, bites, and poisoning. (possible link to ARC Instructor’s Corner Participant Fact Sheet)
Course Cost: $85 – includes all course materials
$95 – Non-Residents