|Sun/Sat, Dec 8 - Dec 9|
Lifeguard Review CourseThis course is for people already holding Red Cross Lifeguard certification who need to renew their certification. All participants must be over age 15, be able to perform the lifeguard pre-course skills test, and show a certificate that is still current the day of the review course. Lifeguarding skills, including pool entries, rescues and CPR/AED will be reviewed in this course. Bring a lunch, water bottle, swimsuit and towel.
Lifeguard Training CourseThe purpose of American Red Cross Lifeguarding program is 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 and prevent drowning and injuries. A blended-learning format for this course will be offered, which includes 7.5 hours of mandatory online course work prior to instructor-led pool and classroom time. More detailed information will be provided one week before class. Students should be prepared to swim each day unless otherwise directed by the instructor. Bring a lunch, water bottle, swimsuit and towel. You must register by Nov 9 in order to start the online course materials. Prerequisites: Minimum age of 15; successfully pass the pre-course skills test, which will be held the first night of class.Pre-Course Swim test includes: 1) Swim 300 yards continuously; 2) Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke; surface dive 7-10 feet; retrieve a 10-pound object and return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. 3) Treading water for 2 minutes.
Water Safety Instructor CourseThis course provides instructor candidates the training needed to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program. Students develop their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to teach swim lessons and how to evaluate participants' progress. A blended-learning format for this course will be offered, which includes approx 7 hours of mandatory online coursework prior to instructor-led pool and classroom time. Students should bring a lunch, snack, water bottle, swim suit and towel each day. Attendance at all classes is required. There is an additional fee of $35 paid directly to the Red Cross for the online portion of the course. Registration closes November 24. Prerequisites: Minimum of age 16 by end of course; successful completion of pre-course session consisting of tests of water safety and swimming skills and knowledge.