Class Description– American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification classes. Class fees include all materials including books and certifications upon successful completion of the required course components. Course satisfies most employer requirements for Lifeguard Training/Lifesaving and the CPR portion includes training in infant/child/adult and two-person rescuer The purpose of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course is to teach Lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drownings and injuries.
Prerequisites must be met prior to the first day of class for the candidate to continue with the class. These include being 15 years of age before the scheduled end of the class; the ability to swim non-stop for 300 yards using 100 yards of crawl, 100 yards of breaststroke, and 100 yards of either crawl or breaststroke; and the ability to swim 20 yards using crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object—legs only in 1:40 minutes or less. MUST ATTEND