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Lifeguarding Certification Course (Shallow Water Certification)

Melanie Black 0 672

The purpose of the Shallow Water Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level shallow water lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5-feet deep and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years.

Course Type – Blended Learning
This is a Blended Learning course, combining online learning with the in-person classroom/swimming pool skills course. After registering here, participants will be contacted by Safety First with their online course link to complete it prior to the start of in-person course in June.

Prerequisites
Candidates must:
1. Be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course (June 8, 2017).
2. Swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You 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. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
3. Complete a timed event within 50 seconds:
– Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
– Submerge to a depth of 4 to 5 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and walk or swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object at the surface of the water.
– Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Course Dates
Tues, June 6, 3:00p-7:30p
Wed, June 7, 8:00a-6:00p
Thurs, June 8, 8:00a-6:00p