Health & Safety Training

2017 AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES

Lifeguard Classes

Registration for Lifeguard classes takes place at the front desk.

Please note, this course does NOT include Waterfront.

Contact Alanna at x26 for more information

Full Lifeguard Class

Ages 15 and up. Must be 15 by the conclusion of class.

This course does not include water front.

Class size is limited to 10. This is a American Red Cross Certification course. On completion of the course, individuals will receive four certifications:

  • Lifeguard Training (good for 2 years)
  • First Aid (good for 2 years)
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer (good for 2 years)
  • AED Certification (good for 2 years)

This is a serious class for those wishing to be lifeguards. Those passing the course will be certified.

Due to the seriousness of this class, students must attend all classes and arrive on time. There is no refund for missing classes and there are no make-ups.

Purpose

To teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies to prevent drowning and injuries.

Pre-requisites

  • Minimum age of 15 by the last day of course
  • Swim 300 meters continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete the following timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface of the water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the value of behaving in a professional manner
  • Learn how to identify behaviors of a swimmer, distressed swimmer and an active or passive drowning victim.
  • Understand the components of an emergency action plan and how to activate it.
  • Understand the general procedures for an emergency occurring in the water or on land.
  • Demonstrate how to perform equipment-based rescues.
  • Learn how to provide first aid and how to care for sudden illnesses.
  • Learn how to prevent, recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.
  • Learn how to recognize and care for possible head, neck or back injuries.

Certification Requirements

  • Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios.
  • Correctly answer at least 80 percent of the questions in each of the two sections of the final written exam.
  • Proof of Age- Birth certificate, passport, or US Driver’s License
  • Course Participant Acknowledgement form with signature.
  • Optional: Goggles (can be used only during the pre-requisite 300 yard swim)
  • Come dressed to swim
  • IF A BLENDED LEARNING CLASS: Complete ALL E-Learning components as assigned by the class instructor

Bring to All Class Sessions:

  • Lifeguard Training Participant manual (will be received on the first day of class)
  • 2-3 beach towels
  • Swim suit—ladies, 1 piece racing or athletic suits (No two-piece bathing suits permitted); gentlemen, boardshorts or swim trunks (No Speedos permitted)
  • Optional: Deck-wear, swim shirt or shorts for between in-water activities
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Notebook
  • Writing Utensils- Pens, Pencils or highlighters
  • 2-3 small snacks
  • 2-3 beverages
  • Lunch or dinner meal for all day sessions (over 4 hours long)
  • IF A BLENDED LEARNING CLASS: Participants MUST bring a copy of a completed progress report showing completion of all assigned homework assignments

Member fee: $350. Non-member fee: $395. All classes are mandatory. No make-ups, no absences.

Signed mandatory participant form which must be handed in at registration or at the very latest by the first day of class:

Call Alanna x15 for more information.

Notes

The pre-requisite skills session takes place priot to the first day of class.

Must sign up for one of the dates offered. Call Alanna x26 with any issues.

There are NO refunds of the deposit for candidates who do not successfully pass the pre-requisite skills session.

Attendance to all class sessions is mandatory. Students more than 15 minutes late to any class session will not be admitted into class.

Final skill scenarios are given to test each participant’s ability to effectively make decisions in emergency care and water rescues. Candidates are given only one (1) opportunity to successfully complete the scenarios during the course; unsuccessful participants must make arrangements with the instructor and the Associate Aquatics director to re-schedule the final skill scenarios- only one (1) make-up attempt will be permitted. Failure to successfully complete the final skill scenarios will result in a failure of the course. There are no refunds for participants who do not successfully complete the final skill scenarios.

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