This course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid for the Community and Emergency Oxygen Administration. The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool. The comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to lifeguard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and by taking action to help those in danger when necessary. Course covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, open water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool management, and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard.
All lifeguards must complete the Lifeguard Certification course.
Minimum of age of 16 by the last day of the scheduled course.
Those under the age of 18 must have parental consent to participate in the course.
Swim 300 yards (12 laps of a 25 yard pool) without stopping, using the front crawl and breaststroke.
Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs.
Retrieve a 10lb weight from 7 feet, and then swim 20 yards with weight, using legs only.
Requirements for successful completion:
Participants must attend all scheduled class dates and times, demonstrate proficient land and water skills, and pass the written exam with a score of least 80 percent.